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Women police personnel can engage with mothers of children in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent the youngsters from taking the “wrong path”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, while lavishing praise on the people of the union territory, hit by the menace of terrorism.

Addressing the 2018 batch of IPS probationers at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here through video-conferencing, he also cautioned them not to indulge in wrongdoings and said they would be exposed by the latest technologies, which are also useful in better policing.

Responding to a woman probationer, Modi heaped praise on the people of Kashmir, saying they are ‘lovely’ people and having special ability to learn new things.

“I am very connected to these people. They treat you with so much love…All of us together, we have to work towards stopping the children from taking a wrong direction.

“And this can be done by our women police officers efficiently. Our women force can effectively work in educating the mothers and bringing back those children. I am confident if you do that, in the initial stage itself we can prevent our children from getting into the wrong path,” Modi said.

He was apparently referring to youngsters being radicalized and made to join terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister also stressed on constabulary intelligence for effective policing.

“Nowadays, technology plays an important role in crime detection, be it CCTV footage, mobile tracking…it helps you in a big way. But, the same technology is also responsible for suspension of police personnel nowadays…,” Modi warned.

“The way technology is helpful it is also becoming a cause of musibat (difficulty)…and police are subjected to it more,” he added.

He further said the police officials need to train people to see how technology can be used to its maximum and in a positive way. Big data, artificial intelligence and social media were the new age technologies which can be used as weapons for better policing.

Stressing the importance of training, Modi pointed to the “Mission Karmyogi” scheme approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.