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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1542
ANSWERED ON:  12.02.2019
Terrorist Activities
PREM SINGH CHANDUMAJRA
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-



(a) whether there is continuous increase in the terrorist activities in the country as per the information provided by the Government sources;

(b) if so, the reaction of the Government thereto;

(c) whether any effective steps have been taken by the Government to check the increasing terrorist activities; and

(d) if so, the comprehensive details thereof?



ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

(a): No, madam.

(b): The question does not arise.

(c): Yes, Madam.

(d): The Government of India has taken various measures to counter the menace of terrorism, which, inter-alia, include the following:
? Effective border management through round the clock surveillance & patrolling on the borders;
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? Establishment of observation posts, border fencing, flood lighting, deployment of modern and hi-tech surveillance equipment;
? Tighter immigration control;
? Upgradation of Intelligence setup;
? Strengthening the coastal security;
? Amendments to the flagship law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 to strengthen the punitive measures to combat terrorism;
? The constitution of the National Investigation Agency under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 to investigate and prosecute offences under the Acts specified in its Schedule;
? Establishment of NSG hubs at Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Ahmedabad;
? Augmenting the strength of Central Armed Police Forces;
? Amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to, inter alia, include certain offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, as predicate offence;
? Raising of the issues of Cross-Border Terrorism in all its manifestations including its financing in various multi-lateral and bilateral fora as part of India’s zero tolerance policy towards terrorism.
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