Wednesday, October 15, 2008
50 Golden Years of KSRP: ಸುವರ್ಣ ಸಂಭ್ರಮ
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BANGALORE October 14, 2008: Karnataka Government took serious exception to the Centres soft policy towards overstay of Bangladesh and Pakistan nationals in the State and urged the UPA Government led by Manmohan Singh to introduce national personal identification registrar for identifying foreigners staying in the country after the expiry of the visa period.
Karnataka Home Minister Dr. V.S Acharya told journalists, who met him at the Secretariat on Tuesday, that even after the expiry of the visa period a large number of foreign nationals have been staying in the State, including Bangalore and coastal towns. He said many foreigners overstaying and fomenting communal trouble to be identified and deported.
The Minister explained various proposals before the Government to maintain peace and security, and said the Centre should come out with national personal identification register to find out illegal emigrants in the country.The national integration council meeting held in New Delhi on Monday debated various recent developments, including terrorism and attacks on churches in Karnataka and Orissa. The Yeddyurappa Government has mooted several measures, including appointment of Police Officers selected from among the local community, to help maintain communal harmony, Dr. Acharya said.
Karantaka was in favour of introducing a 'National Personal Identity register', he added. He said it would be easier for the enforcement authorities to identify those who were living in the country without valid documents if a 'National Personal Identity Registrar' was maintained.The Centre should be proactive in extending assistance to State Government to tackle the increased terrorist threats. Effective steps to be taken to stop infiltration of terrorists from across the western and eastern borders of our country, he said.
He said terrorism is an international phenomenon and it affects our national security. It is a social cancer which is spreading its poison across the globe. When mixed with religion, it becomes doubly lethal. Many of us in the State Governments feel that more steps need to be taken to tackle the issue of terrorism. It also appears that the central government is soft pedaling this issue, he said.