A group of students from Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Rajasthan called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (December 1, 2014) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Addressing the students, the President said that the Sardar Patel University is unique in that it seeks to specialize in matters pertaining to police, security and criminal justice. Students have to gain a firm understanding of these issues which are complex and at the same time vital to our national interests. Peace and security are a pre-requisite for pursuing developmental objectives.
The President stated that the major factors which pose concern to Indian security include terrorism, indigenous secessionist movements, Left-Wing Extremism and communalism. They pose a great threat to the integrity and unity of the country. Crime against women, children and elderly citizens have also increased in recent years. In today’s world inter-connected by advanced information and communication systems, many crimes are committed with the aid of technology. We have to develop capability to deal with cyber crimes. He said that no State can ignore its responsibility towards the citizens. He told the students that in the coming years, they have to provide the necessary expertise and core competence to help our law enforcing and security agencies to tackle future challenges.