Countering the opposition attack on the BJP-led government over instances of mob lynching, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the 1984 anti-Sikh riot was "biggest" such incident.
The Centre today condemned the recent incidents of mob lynching and said it has advised the states to take stringent action against the culprits and asked social media service providers to install checks to stop spread of rumours and fake news.
Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre here with modern facilities, promising shorter waiting times for applicants.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today evening to discuss the situation arising out of the Supreme Court's July 4 verdict on the power tussle between the former's government and the Centre.
Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the central and state governments in the northeast should take advantage of the improving security scenario to develop the region hit by decades of insurgency.
The security situation in North East has "improved drastically" during the four years of NDA government, with insurgency related incidents coming down by 85 per cent as compared to the 90s, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
Congress questioned the silence of PM Modi on incidents of lynching in the country, and demanded the resignation of Sinha for garlanding eight convicts in a lynching case.
The Union Cabinet gave its nod for the continuation, up to 2020, of eight schemes of the Home Ministry for relief and rehabilitation of migrants.
India's policy to grant visa online and other related issues will be discussed threadbare at a meeting of a consultative committee of the Home Ministry to be held in Kochi on Friday, an official said.