Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a meeting with ATS (Anti-terrorism squad) chiefs of all states. The meetings will take place between October 14-15. ATS chiefs from all the states are asked to attend the meeting. NSA Ajit Doval will also be present at the meeting. The meeting will take place in the capital city. The Home Secretary and Senior Representative of the Indian Army will also be present at the meeting because there are certain inputs of the Military intelligence that needs to be looked into.
It is being reported that there are several inputs coming in following which the Home Minister himself wants to chair this meeting. The meeting is being considered as a huge security review. According to reports, the purpose of the meeting is to create a new framework of the ATS which will work centrally.
Amit Shah also held a meeting with all DG's of the Border forces and the senior officials of MHA. He was quoted saying National security is important and a priority for the Government. Measures to strengthen border security were discussed in the meeting.
Had a meeting with all DG’s of the Border guarding forces and senior officers of MHA.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 4, 2019
National security is Modi government’s top most priority, discussed in detail how to further strengthen our border security. pic.twitter.com/QawACVYVHg
The Home Minister also directed the border guarding forces to identify issues affecting the and submit details on action plans to resolve them. The meeting was attended by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Directors of BSF, Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Assam Rifles along with other senior officials of the Home Ministry. The meeting was conducted to review the current status of border security and measures to be taken to further strengthen it, a Home Ministry statement said.
The Home Minister also visited Mizoram on Friday and assured 'new clause' in Citizenship Amendment Bill. "As far as the Citizenship Amendment Bill is concerned, the Home Minister has assured that a new clause (related to the inner line permit regime in Mizoram) will be incorporated in the draft bill. We will work this out with the Home Ministry," said the state's CM Zoramthanga.