Internal security situation improving, says Home Ministry

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday said the government took several measures in 2010 to meet the internal security challenges following which the nation is better prepared today to deal with these challenges than it was two years ago.

"The overall internal security situation in the country remained largely under control during 2010. After a cycle of violence since June, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has considerably improved since September. In the North Eastern States, the overall security situation has substantially improved in 2010 as compared to the situation in the previous year," said a Ministry of Home Affairs release.

"The Naxal violence continued unabated, but security forces are engaging naxalites in the areas dominated by them with a view to re-establishing the authority of the civilian government," the release adds.

The Ministry further said in anticipation of the judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title suits that was delivered on September 30, 2010, Central Para Military Forces (CPFMs) personnel were deployed in Uttar Pradesh and other States.

"The situation remained peaceful following the judgment. The year saw peaceful completion of Commonwealth Games in New Delhi," said the Ministry of Home Affairs release.

"A peaceful 14-month period was rudely interrupted by a bomb blast in Pune on February 13, 2010 that resulted in 17 deaths. In December, there was a blast in Varanasi in which two persons lost their lives," the release adds. (ANI)

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