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Rising population in border areas is a threat to the country, warned Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah stressed the need to monitor the demographic changes taking place in the state border areas along the international border. Addressing the National Security Strategy (NSS) conference, 2022, the Home Secretary issued the alert on Thursday. He said it is the responsibility of the Directors General of Police (DGPs) to acquire all kinds of technical and strategic information in their state, especially in border districts.

Senior officers from the country’s police force attend the conference. At this conference, Amit Shah said that the DGPs of the border states should keep an eye on the demographic changes taking place in the border areas. Interior Minister Amit Shah further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not only emphasized the country’s internal security since 2014, but also empowered the mechanism to deal with challenges.

The Home Secretary further said that states should give top priority to issues related to national security. Shah said the government had achieved major successes in terms of internal security, including countering terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and dealing with militant groups in the North East. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Center has implemented many such programs which have increased communication with states. At the same time, the budget allocation has been increased and emphasis has been placed on the maximum use of technology.

The OSB also expressed concern:

Be aware that the Muslim population is growing very rapidly near India’s border with Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Concerns have been raised by intelligence agencies and the Border Security Force (BSF). After studying the latest data on the gram panchayats, police in Uttar Pradesh and Assam have also sent their reports to the Union Home Ministry. These describe the demographic evolution that has taken place in this area in 10 years. At the same time, it was recommended by intelligence agencies to increase the jurisdiction of BSF to 100 km in relation.

Due to the increase in the Muslim population in the border areas of the country, the risk of infiltration in these areas is also expected to increase. According to the report, the Muslim population in the border areas has registered an increase of 32% since 2011. While the figure of demographic change in the country reached 15% during this period. Intelligence and security agencies have described the population increase in border areas as “very worrying”. Let us know that some documents were found in the terrorist module of PFI taken in Bihar, in which there is mention of the plot to make India an Islamic nation by 2047. In such a situation, this growing population in the border areas pose a great threat to the country’s security.

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