I remind you….MHA’s stern warning to West Bengal on post-poll violence

New Delhi, May 06: The Union Home Ministry has warned the Bengal government following the wide-spread violence that broke out in the state post the elections.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla sought to know why the government had not written back about the measures taken to stop the violence. He further said, “I remind you that no report has been submitted despite my asking for details on post-poll violence on May 3rd. Non-compliance of this second letter would be taken seriously.”

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Post MHA directive, Delhi cops issue lookout notices against farmer leaders with help of immigration Post MHA

New Delhi, Jan 28: The Delhi Police after naming over 20 farmer leaders in the FIR filed in connection with the violence that took place on Tuesday has issued lookout notices against them.

The Ministry of Home Ministry had directed the police to issue lookout notices against the farmer leaders who have been named in the FIRs. The Delhi Police issued the notices with the help of the immigration. 

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MHA clears CornerShot to give much needed boost to counter-insurgency operations

New Delhi, Dec 14: The Centre has procured CornerShot decides to be used with Glock pistols in a bid to provide a boost to counter-insurgency operations.

The CornerShot, provides its operator with the ability to observer and engage targets from behind cover and will also minimise the casualties and gunshot wounds during a counter-insurgency operations or in hostile situations. 

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Centre vs Bengal: MHA has final word on deputation of IPS officers

New Delhi, Dec 13: The Centre has asked three senior IPS officers who were in charge of security when BJP national president, J P Nadda’s motorcade came under attack in Bengal, be sent on deputation with the Government of India.

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Chhota Shakeel, Bhatkal brothers Tiger Memon, 14 others designated terrorists by MHA

From Left: Chhota Shakeel, Riyaz Bhatkal, Sajid Mir

New Delhi, Oct 27: The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 18 more individuals from Pakistan as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The 18 includes Sajid Mir, who was one of the main players in the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

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MHA extends AFSPA in 3 districts, 4 police station areas in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 02: The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh as disturbed areas. 

Further the MHA also declared four police stations Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai, Roing in Lower DIbang Valley and Sunpura in Lohit district also as disturbed areas under the AFSPA. These would remain under this classification for a period of six months. 

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Amnesty’s glossy statement on humanitarian work a ploy to divert attention from their activities

New Delhi, Sep 30: A significant amount of foreign money was remitted to Amnesty (India) without the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The MHA issued a statement after Amnesty International India said that it had halted India operations. It has alleged that the operations have been halted due to a witch-hunt by the government. 

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Human Rights can’t be an excuse for defying law of the land: MHA on Amnesty

New Delhi, Sep 29: The stand taken and the statements made by Amnesty International are unfortunate, exaggerated and far from the truth, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said. 

The facts of the matter are as follows:

Amnesty International had received permission under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) only once and that too twenty years ago (19.12.2000). Since then Amnesty International, despite its repeated applications, has been denied FCRA approval by successive governments since as per law it is not eligible to get such an approval. 

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MHA’s decision to sanction NIA branch in Chennai is perfect answer to fighting radicalisation in TN

New Delhi, Sep 29: In an important move, the Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioned three additional branches of the National Investigation Agency. The branches were sanctioned at Chennai, Imphal and Ranchi. 

The NIA has its branches also at Guwahati, Mumbai, Jammu, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Raipur and Chandigarh. This decision of GoI will help in ensuring quick response to any emergent situation in the concerned States by the premier anti-terror investigation agency of the country. It will strengthen NIA’s capability in investigation of terrorism-related cases and other national security related matters. It will also facilitate timely collection of crucial information and evidence related to such offences, the NIA said in a note. 

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MHA seeks 3 months time to frame citizenship act rules

mhaNew Delhi, Aug 03: The Ministry of Home Affairs has told a parliamentary standing committee that it would need three more months to frame the Citizenship Amendment Act rules.

The absence of the rules has held up the implementation of the act that confers citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The rules once in place would offer citizenship to the persecuted minorities from these countries.

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