Govt convenes CMs'' meet on internal security on Tuesday

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Maoist violence, terroractivities of some right-wing groups and reforms in policeforces will be high on agenda at the Chief Ministers''conference on internal security to be inaugurated by PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh on February one.

The meeting is likely to see some fireworks as GujaratChief Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh CM ShivrajSingh Chouhan may oppose linking of organisations like VHP andRSS with terror groups.

The situation in Kashmir, strengthening of intelligence-sharing mechanism, coastal security and reforms in policeforces will also be discussed at the day-long session.

The chief ministers are expected to present their viewson cross-border terrorism, infiltration from across theborder, burgeoning Naxal threat and give directions to thesecurity forces dealing with these internal security issues.

Activities of Pakistan-based terror groups and thesituation in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast, combating ofeconomic offences, especially fake Indian currency notes, willalso come up at the meeting.

The conference will review action taken on issuesprioritised in the last meeting held in August 2010 whichcovered wide-ranging areas of capacity building in the statepolice and police reforms.

Assessing information collection system -- bothtechnical and human intelligence -- its proper sharing andnecessary follow-up action, procurement of arms andammunition, filling of vacancies besides providing training tosecurity forces are also likely to be discussed.

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