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PM, HM to meet top cops, discuss strategies to counter radicalisation

The annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of police will be held in the Assam capital on 29-30 November.

While Modi will address the conference on the second day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate and talk to the police and paramilitary bosses on the first day.

This is for the first time that this conference is being held outside the national capital, in line with Modi’s decision to hold key national events outside Delhi.

Subjects like rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda and their attempts to recruit
Indian youth will be part of the agenda of the two-day conference.

Topics like how to counter ‘Muslim radicalisation and attempts to attract radical Muslims to ISIS and Qaeda-tul-Jehad’ will be deliberated threadbare in the meeting besides implications-- both immediate and long term -- of the rise of ISIS, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq, and its potential to attract disgruntled youth to its ranks.

The top police officers will also discuss the developing situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan and its implications on terrorism and law and order situation in India.

The agenda has been fixed in the wake of reports that some Indian youth may have joined ISIS to fight in Iraq and Syria.

Besides, al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri had announced the formation of a separate branch of the terror group to operate in Indian sub-continent.

The Assam Police has been tasked with hosting the conference that will see the attendance of around 100 DGPs and IGPs of all states and paramilitary forces.
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