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Should imbibe sensitivity towards citizens in the police force, says PM Modi

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Amidst mounting concerns over radicalisation of youths by ISIS and other terror groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said sensitivity should be a vital element of policing.

Modi also made a strong pitch for a “flexible instructional framework” under which police should establish links with local communities.

“Sensitivity should be a vital element of policing and a flexible institutional framework should be built, which can help imbibe sensitivity towards citizens in the police force,” he said addressing the concluding session of the three-day DGPs conference here.

The Prime Minister told nearly 100 top police officers of the country that local communities must be taken into confidence in policing and technology should be used in tackling crimes.

“Police forces should establish links with local communities and one way of doing this is to celebrate the successes and achievements of people in the community,” he said.

The Prime Minister said when people visit police stations to celebrate their achievements, they would also develop a greater understanding and respect for the work done by police officers.

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