Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (5 of 9): Internal Securities

Current Situation :

  • Police to population ratio has not increased for last 20 years.
  • 4821 civilians and 1850 security force personnel have been killed by Maoists in last 10 years.
  • Judicial pendency has risen to 55% for special and local laws, and 85% for IPC cases.

Stand of major political parties on Internal Securities :

Congress :

  • Will equip police force with modern weapons and technology, also state resources will be mobilized to maintain law and order. 
  • Security forces posted in LWE affected areas will be strengthened and empower people in LWE areas.
  • Deployment of specialist battalions and recruitment of additional personnel in LWE areas.


  • Revive anti-terror mechanism, strengthen the role of NIA and put a system in place for swift and fair trial of terror related cases.
  • Reform the National Security Council to make it the hub of all sector related assessments.
  • Insulate intelligence agencies from political intervention and interference.

CPI (M) :

  • Creating a national security apparatus, this will work within framework of the parliament.
  • Co-ordination between the central and state government n tackling Maoist violence.
  • Repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and replace it with a suitable law which provides a legal framework for the operation of armed forces.
  • Amend the Indian Penal Code and other statues to remove the Death penalty from the statues.


  • Ensure modernized, better equipped and trained security forces. Work towards decentralization and devolution of policing to local level.
  • Review and reform laws like AFSPA, sexual violence against women by armed forces not to be given impunity.
  • Use of multi-lateral dialogue, social and economic development and effective political decentralization to find long term solution to Naxalite issue.

Note: The content produced here is taken from The Hindu. Writers of Know India have not changed the content in any way. Points of other national parties were not included as either their manifestos were not released (BSP) or they are small in their presence (NCP). For full comparison (which we will release in 9 volumes) can be seen at “The Hindu“.

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