International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part A (2016)
Protection of internal security in India:-challenges and issues
Dr. Nisha Mohan
We analysis of recent terrorist attack in Mumbai (26/11, 2008), ten terrorist held the Mumbai to ransom for three long days, killing 166 people and injuring innumerable. After the attack, the state police realized that the situation cannot be controlled by them and requested Center to deploy Para-military forces to tackle the situation. Accordingly, NSG commandos came to their aid . This question as to who is responsible to tackle such a situation wherein whole security of nation is under danger has to be resolved. Why there is no solid relation between center and the states regarding security aspects? The loopholes in this area came in handy for anti-social and anti-national factors to initiate and increase their activities. Poor internal security management system in spite of series of terrorist attacks shows the fragile safety measures and inability of the government in protecting the life and property of its citizens. Problem of internal security is not limited to terrorism but many states are surrounded by the problem of Naxalism, North-East problem, outbreak of grave communal riots etc. According to the List II of Schedule VII of the Indian Constitution, protection of law and order is the responsibility of the states, which state government, might not be able to tackle. Unfortunately India is universally branded as a soft state. Since 1947, India confronted with internal security problems rather than National security problems. Internal security problems in India are originated from various sources and influenced by history, geography, colonial legacy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nisha Mohan. Protection of internal security in India:-challenges and issues. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(4): 65-68.