Aligarh Muslim University faculty Speaks on de-radicalization

Aligarh: “De-radicalization rejects the ideology characterized by a change in behaviour. People stop using violence and leave the radical group without giving up his or her radical beliefs. De-radicalization occurs when commitment to the group decreases”, said Professor M J Warsi, Chairman, Department of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University while addressing a meeting of the Sub-Group of National Police Mission, BPRD, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He talked on “Use of Community Policing Mechanism to Mitigate Radicalization and Evolving Effective Mechanism for De-radicalization” through video conferencing.

Prof Warsi pointed out that terrorism is an act of violence (domestic or international), usually committed against non-combatants and aimed to achieve behavioural change and political objectives by creating fear in a larger population.

He said that in a civilized society, there is no space for any kind of security threat at any level, whether it is terrorism, extremism, radicalism or any kind of ?ism.

“We should and we must be in a position to deal with it amicably and efficiently”, he added.

He said that as far as the mechanism to minimize the radicalization is concerned, we should allow attendance of radicalized prisoners in religious gatherings because the positive environment in such gatherings will help jail authorities in the correctional process.

Shri B Kaushal, SP National Police Mission, welcomed the guests while, Shri Tajender Singh Luthra, IPS and IG, National Police Mission delivered opening remarks.