During the inaugural Crime Conference in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel made a resounding appeal for a transformation in the approach towards tackling crime. Rather than simply focusing on preventing and suppressing criminal activities, Patel urged for a change in perspective to foster an environment where criminality is deterred from taking root.
During his keynote speech, CM Patel emphasised the need for a fundamental shift in the perception of crime, advocating for a proactive stance aimed at ensuring that crimes do not occur in the first place.
He called upon all stakeholders, from senior officers to the rank-and-file policemen, to align their efforts with this visionary goal, one that prioritises public welfare, peace, and the security of social life.
One of the critical points of discussion revolved around tackling drug-related issues with a zero-tolerance approach. Patel underscored the importance of eradicating drug contamination at its root, recognising its detrimental effects on society.
Patel also commended the police for not only maintaining law and order but also for their selfless service to the public, especially during challenging times like the pandemic. He acknowledged the risks officers face in their line of duty and praised their unwavering commitment to upholding the law.
The Crime Conference represents a significant milestone in Gujarat’s approach to crime prevention, signaling a departure from traditional reactive measures towards a more forward-looking strategy that seeks to eliminate the root causes of criminal activities.
As the state continues its efforts to ensure the safety and security of its citizens, the words of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel echo a renewed commitment to a safer Gujarat for all.