In the wake of a clash between Army and police personnel in Arunachal Pradesh’s Bomdila town, Union minister Kiren Rijiju Sunday said both the institutions should respect each other as they are serving the nation.
In a Facebook post, Rijiju said the Army is country’s pride which secures “our motherland” and police are the pillar of internal security.
“We must respect both great institutions. Every individual and institution functions under a system governed by law… Let’s respect and strengthen each other,” he wrote.
The minister’s comments came in the wake of some soldiers allegedly vandalising the Bomdila police station, and assaulting police personnel and civilians last week.
During a visit to Arunachal Pradesh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Rijiju took stock of the situation arising out of the clashes between Army and police personnel.
“Our uniform people sacrifice their personal comfort and family for the nation…There are always elementary human errors which can be taken care of and the matter will be resolved. I appeal everyone not to jump into the matter with loose comments…