Common man's participation important in security: Joseph

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Mumbai, Oct 12 (UNI) Maharashtra chief secretary Johny Joseph today said internal security is a very sensitive issue and in order to maintain the same, common man's participation is more important.

He was speaking at a symposium on 'Internal Security in India', organised by Institute of Indian Public Administration, at Mantralaya.

Mr Joseph said the money from drugs is used for terrorist activities and there is a growing feeling of insecurity among people due to backwardness and other factors.

''If developmental work is given a priority, then the issue of law and order could be tackled properly,'' he added.

Participating in the symposium, former bureaucrat V Balchandran said apart from human terrorism, migration, human trafficking, change in environment are also creating threat to the internal security.

Joint Police Commissioner Hemant Karkare said many things that are taking place ouside the country have an effect on the country's internal security.

Citing an instance, he said cyber crime has become a very important issue and stressed the need is to think on that issue and take a proper action on the same.

UNI

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