Intensify vigil alongside Pakistan and Bangladesh borders to make sure no cross border motion takes place: MHA tells BSF

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Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Amit Shah has directed the Border Security Force (BSF) to accentuate the vigil alongside the borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, particularly alongside the unfenced space, to make sure that no cross border motion is allowed. Shah had reviewed border guarding preparations, at India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders, with BSF Command and Sector Headquarters by way of video-conferencing on Thursday.

The Home Minister additional directed that farmers within the border areas have to be educated about coronavirus COVID-19 and the preventive measures to be taken to comprise its unfold in these areas. Also, in coordination with district administration, the BSF should be sure that the individuals don’t enterprise throughout the border fence inadvertently. 

Shah praised the nice work completed by the BSF formations amidst COVID-19 outbreak. During the lockdown, BSF formations have centered their power in the direction of consciousness campaigns, as per the rules of Ministry of Health; sanitization efforts, wherever attainable within the villages; offering face masks and soaps for hand wash; and offering ration, potable water and medical services to the needy, together with distant villages, migratory labourers, every day wage earners and stranded truck drivers in border areas.
 
In the overview assembly, Ministers of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai, together with Union Home Secretary, Secretary (Border Management) and DG, BSF had been additionally current.

The BSF troops formation has additionally been taking lively participation in Jammu and Kashmir to assist the locals. The BSF has reached out to the villages in a bid to assist them struggle coronavirus. “Our units under 183 battalion deployed at Poonch area are providing free rations, medicines and masks to the locals. We have communicated to villages that those who have returned back to the area should self-quarantine for at least three weeks,” stated a BSF official.

The BSF is deployed on the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh for greater than 6,200 km. At the borders, the operational actions haven’t seized slightly the vigil has been enhanced to stop any mischief of trans-border criminals. “There are some seizures of contraband items on eastern and western borders during this lockdown period. We have enhanced our vigil to prevent any mischief of trans-border criminals,” stated one official.

In areas like Punjab and Jammu, migratory labours had been caught in the course of the lockdown. On the jap entrance on ICP Petrapol, truck drivers acquired stranded. Similarly in lots of areas, within the border belt, there have been many every day wage earners. They had been recognized and supplied with mandatory rations. 

The BSF has requested its personnel to stay ”wherever they’re”, saying that there could be no motion earlier than April 21 amid the continued coronavirus disaster within the nation. The BSF has issued an alert through which it stated that there could be no motion earlier than April 21 as a part of the precautionary measures put in place because of coronavirus pandemic.

Instructions have been issued to all formations of BSF that go away of those that are already on go away be prolonged until April 21 and likewise for individuals who are because of take part April. Similar directions have additionally been issued for the coaching centres the place coaching applications had been already working.