Sunday, July 6, 2008

Terrorism aims at creating anarchy in society, says Acharya

ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಭ

‘Schools, colleges and hospitals are soft targets for terrorists’ Discussion: (From left) IGP (Western Range) A.M. Prasad, patron of SRSM National Government First Grade College B. Sudhakar Shetty, District and Sessions Judge K.N. Phaneendra and Home Minister V.S. Acharya at a seminar in Udupi on Saturday. Photo & report courtesy: The Hindu,

Barkur (Udupi district): Home Minister V.S. Acharya has said that modern terrorist activities are directed at creating confusion in society, destroying lives and property and portraying the “irrelevance” of the State’s authority.
He was speaking after inaugurating a UGC-sponsored seminar on “Modern terrorism, efficiency of criminal justice system and role of civil society”, organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Department of Collegiate Education and SRSM National Government First Grade College, here on Saturday.
Dr. Acharya said that terrorism aimed at creating anarchy in society. The police, the judiciary and civil society had to play an objective role in curbing terrorism.
He said that trial by media was the latest trend. Human rights organisations were acting as pressure groups, and only the judiciary could give a judgment on an issue.
Dr. Acharya said that schools, colleges and hospitals were soft targets for terrorists. Therefore, disaster management had been included in the curriculum of medical students.
Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) A.M. Prasad said that the first target of terrorists was the elected representatives, followed by civil administration officials. This was done to damage the morale of the police. The next target was the press so that terrorist activities could not be reported. They then attacked the judiciary. “Their aim is to make their (terrorists) writ run large in rural areas,” he said.
Mr. Prasad said that terrorism in India was of two kinds: religion-based as seen in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, and ethnic or land-based as seen in north-east India. Terrorists usually recruited adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 and brainwashed them. These adolescents with little knowledge of the truth became willing pawns and were even ready to give up their lives. Sensitisation of people was essential to deal with terrorist activities, Mr. Prasad added.
District and Sessions Judge K.N. Phaneendra said new laws should be framed to deal with terrorism, and people should be taught to respect human values. Moral education should be made compulsory in schools, colleges and even professional courses, he added.
(coming soon: full writeup on 'modern' terrorism)



ಭಟ್ಕಳದ ಕೋಮುಗಲಭೆ,ಶಾಸಕ ಚಿತ್ತರಂಜನ್ ಹತ್ಯೆ ವರದಿ ಶೀಘ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹಿರಂಗ:ಆಚಾರ್ಯ
ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ ದಿನಾಂಕ : 2008-07-05, ಕೃಪೆ :
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು: ಭಟ್ಕಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ಕೋಮುಗಲಭೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಶಾಸಕ ಡಾ: ಚಿತ್ತರಂಜನ್ ಹತ್ಯೆ ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನೇಮಕಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸಮಿತಿಗಳ ವರದಿಗಳನ್ನು ಶೀಘ್ರದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಬಹಿರಂಗಪಡಿಸುವುದಾಗಿ ಗೃಹ ಸಚಿವ ಡಾ: ವಿ.ಎಸ್.ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಇಂದಿಲ್ಲಿ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಭಟ್ಕಳ ಗಲಭೆ ಕುರಿತು ನೇಮಕ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದ್ದ ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರರಾವ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಚಿತ್ತರಂಜನ್ ಹತ್ಯೆ ಕುರಿತು ನೇಮಕವಾಗಿದ್ದ ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿ ಜಗನ್ನಾಥ ಶೆಟ್ಟೆ ಆಯೋಗದ ವರದಿಯನ್ನು ಬಹಿರಂಗಗೊಳಿಸಲು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ದೆಹಲಿಯಿಂದ ವಾಪಸ್ಸಾದ ಬಳಿಕ ತಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ಸುದ್ದಿಗಾರರಿಗೆ ಈ ವಿಷಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಈ ಎರಡೂ ವರದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಸಮ್ಮಿಶ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಸಂಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. ವರದಿಯನ್ನು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರಿಗೆ ಬಹಿರಂಗಗೊಳಿಸಲು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಿದರು.
ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟ ಅರಣ್ಯ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ನಕ್ಸಲೀಯರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತೀವ್ರ ನಿಗಾವಹಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಅವರ ದುಷ್ಕೃತ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿಕ್ಕಲು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕ ಪಡೆಯೊಂದನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಗತ್ಯವಾಗಿರುವ ಆಧುನಿಕ ಶಸ್ತ್ರಾಸ್ತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಒದಗಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಮುಂದಿನ ಐದು ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅಗ್ನಶಾಮಕ ಠಾಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಧಾಪಿಸಲು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹಂತ ಹಂತವಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ರೂಪಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದರು.
ಉತ್ತರ ಕಾಶಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ದುರಂತದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಹಾಗೂ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ನಾಲ್ವರು ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನಾಲ್ವರು ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಗಾಯಾಗಳುಗಳ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಸೂಕ್ತ ನೆರವು ಒದಗಿಸಲಿದೆ. ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟವರಿಗೆ ೫೦ ಸಾವಿರ ರೂ ಪರಿಹಾರ ಘೋಷಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ನುಡಿದರು.
ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಗೃಹ ಮಂತ್ರಿ ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ಅವರನ್ನು ನಿನ್ನೆ ಭೇಟಿಯಾದ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೈದರಾಬಾದ್ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ವಿಶೇಷ ಸ್ಧಾನಮಾನ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಮನವಿ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದರು.

====report from

Society Need to be Proactive for Erasing Terrorism - V S Acharya

Udupi, Jul 7: State home minister V S Acharya, while observing that terrorist outfits are more and more targetting schools, colleges and hospitals, asked the judiciary, executive and the police to play a more proactive role in combating terrorism.
In his inaugural address at the UGC sponsored seminar on 'modern terrorism, efficiency and criminal justice system and role of civil society' at Barkur recently, he asked the people to be aware of the fact that the terrorists aim at creating anarchy in the society.
The withdrawal of the Prevention Of Terrorism Act-2002 because of the pressure exerted by some human rights activists and the sympathy shown by these groups towards terrorists has resulted in a setback to the efforts in containing terrorism in the country, he argued.
Udupi district and sessions judge K N Phanindra expressed the view that lack of strong legislation to deal with terrorism has been helping it to mushroom uncontrollably. He strongly advocated the need to teach human values and respecting of fellow human beings from a very young age. Schools and colleges should have moral education in their curriculum for enabling a child to imbibe good conduct and life values at a very early age, he argued.
Inspector General of Police, Western Range A M Prasad said, the terrorist outfits usually hire young children aged between 15 to 18 years and use them for their operations..
The seminar was organized by SRSM National Government First Grade College Barkur, department of collegiate education and Udupi district Legal Services Authority jointly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

terrorism s the handwork of antsocal elements.when society sees through the designs of these deseperate people,it demonstrates by creating harmonious atmosphere.THS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MAHARASTRA, GUJARATH,KARNATAKA.But not n kasmhir.