PM warns of terror modules, internal terrorismBy IANS
Friday, December 24, 2010
NEW DELHI - Asking budding police officers to tackle terrorism, Maoism and communalism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday underlined that the problem of home-grown terror needs to be dealt with sensitivity.
“We must also recognize that today I think there are dangers that terrorism can become an internal intruding problem as well,” Manmohan Singh told Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers.
“This is one area which requires very sensitive handling and I would urge you to devise credible effective strategies to deal with this very sensitive issue,” he said.
“If it is terrorism driven by outside forces or sent to our country it is in some way it is easy (to tackle),” Manmohan Singh stressed.
“But if the terror modules are to be found in our country and some misguided elements of our society take to that path, I think we have to tackle this problem with all the sensitivity that it requires,” he said.
Saying that the tribal areas were in the grip of the Maoist menace, Manmohan Singh also stressed that unless it is controlled, India will have to “say goodbye” to its ambitions to sustain growth rate of 10-11 percent per annum.