Strategies to deal with cyber crimes

Ques. for Mains - Critically comment on the step taken by India to tackle cyber crime with mutual cooperation of different countries.

While participating in the 100th General Assembly Session of Interpol in Monaco, the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh delivered his speech on the topic of “Contemporary Criminal Trends and New Challenges to police cooperation”  on 4th November 2014.

Indian philosophy ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’- the whole world is a family. India believes in the well being of the whole world alongside its own. India upholds stronger international relation towards legal cooperation among the countries to tackle crime and more importantly the transnational organized crime. The saying of the great Indian philosopher Swami Vivekanand “The decay in societies is not so much attributed to the activities of the criminal but to the inactivity and neutral attitude of the good people”.

Greater role could be played by information technology to bring about even better control in the field of cyber security, preventing misuse of internet social media for spreading toxic ideology in particular including the radicalization of the people. The subject of fool proof cyber security is of paramount importance.

The Union Home Minister exhorted the member countries to implement mutual legal assistant treaty in true letter and spirit so as to complete investigation in time. The cases relating to money laundering, terrorism, financial and high-tech crimes, intellectual property rights violation and illegal migrations are problems affecting all the countries and therefore we all should join hands to strengthen Interpol to fight these issues. He appreciated the e-extradition module as also Online Mutual Legal Assistance request writer developed by Interpol and UNODC respectively for speedier handling of cases.

The Union Home Minister concludes his speech by appreciating the role of Interpol in integrating the efforts of the member countries to tackle crime and conveyed his best wishes for even more power and effective Interpol.

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