India to provide funds for enhancing Coastal security in Kerala

India to provide funds for enhancing Coastal security in Kerala

NEW DELHI (INDIA): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has said that the Centre would provide funds for enhancing the coastal security of Kerala.nnTalking to media after reviewing the overall law and order situation with state officials in Thiruvananthapuram today, he said that funds would be made available from the Police Modernisation Fund for buying more vehicles and patrol boats.nnAhir lauded the Kerala government for ensuring a good policing system. He pointed out that the Community Police system was much helpful against radicalisation drive among the youth.nnIn reply to a question, Ahir said that a report has been sought from the state government on the political violence and murders in the state.nnHe said that the three southern states, РKerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have Maoist presence. On youths joining the Islamic State (IS),Ahir said that reports of 22 people joining the terror organisation have come out and no more cases have been reported till now.nnAdditional Chief Secretary in charge of Home, Paul Antony, State Police Chief Shri Loknath Behra and other officials attended the review meeting.nnLater, Shri Ahir called on the Kerala Governor Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam at the Raj Bhavan.

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