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NCTC a poorly conceived idea: Modi

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, listens to a speaker during the conference of the chief ministers on Internal Security in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, listens to a speaker during the conference of the chief ministers on Internal Security in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised concerns over the new draft on National Counter Terrorism Centre, terming it a “poorly conceived” idea which “tinkers” with old ideas rather than strengthening them.

“It is not clear how big it is going to be, what forces are going to comprise it, how exactly it is going to function and which statute will it derive its powers from. I think such poorly conceived ideas which tinker with age old existing systems rather than strengthening them are going to do irreparable loss to our internal security apparatus,” he said.

Mr Modi said he was slightly worried about the last minute circulation of the proposed order on NCTC.

He said, “The fact that it is on the agenda and gets a passing mention should not be construed as a consultation with the states, much less an arriving of consensus on this issue.”

Speaking at the conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security, the Gujarat Chief Minister said the new draft circulated has taken into consideration some of the concerns raised by the states but serious concerns remain.

Mr Modi expressed strong reservations about the structure and functioning proposed in the National Counter Terrorism Centre Order, 2013. “Moving the multi-agency centre (MAC) from within IB to the proposed NCTC will end up weakening it even as it appeared that it was taking some concrete shape. The proposed NCTC will be just another superstructure in the maze of institutions already existing,” he said.

Mr Modi said the proposed structure of the NCTC is not in congruence with the principles of federalism as it essentially tries to create a “federal police” which is an alien concept to the country. “I fear that it will be another institution of the Centre for political misuse against opposition-ruled states,” the Gujarat Chief Minister said.

The BJP has an attitude that any thing the INC comes up, must be thwarted and opposed. If the INC says black, the BJP says white and vice versa. Has the BJP come up with any alternative? No! It is just an opposition for the sake of opposing.
The issue is that the BJP is are bad losers and are not willing to accept that there is a Government in the Center. Whether they like it or not, they must accept parliamentary democracy and allow the Government at the center to Govern. The country cannot and should be allowed to have 2 centeres of power pulling in two different directions.

from:  sathyavrath
Posted on: Jun 5, 2013 at 18:03 IST

It is communalism which creates terrorists. Modi's brand of politics
have played a major role in inciting hatred among people and in
creating terrorists. There should be stricter laws to contain communal
speeches which Modi is a master in. For instance the infamous speech
in which Modi made a statement against Muslims as breeding like
rabbits (for which there is no material proof as exposed by Sachar
committee findings), and equating dalits as mentally retarded. Further
more the fake encounters under the Modi Govt. questions the way his
good governance govt is all out to create fake terrorists and execute

from:  Roopesh
Posted on: Jun 5, 2013 at 17:51 IST

The Constitution of India provides for a role of Union government in
all security related issues. But in the matter of implementing any
anti terrorism programmes, without active support of the State
governments, the Union government will be helpless. Therefore the UPA
government has proposed setting up of National Counter Centre (NCTC).
The Union government thinks that without a centrally monitored
organization it may not be able to contain Maoists’ and Naxals’
violence. But BJP ruled and other State governments are arguing that
establishment of NCTC would mean reducing their powers and that is
against federalism principles. There may be some truth in their
argument. But these governments or Mr. Narendra Modi must come forward
with viable alternative plan to contain terrorism. If that does not
happen, citizens will be entitled to conclude that the State
governments ruled by BJP and other parties are opportunistic in their
opposition to NCTC. What would NDA do if voted to power?

from:  Narendra M Apte
Posted on: Jun 5, 2013 at 17:24 IST
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