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Govt attaches highest importance to prevention of crime: Rajnath Singh

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said government attaches the highest importance to prevention of crime and recognizes the need to strictly deal with Intellectual Property crimes.

Addressing a national workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in New Delhi, Mr Singh said NDA government has quickly moved towards taking new steps to strengthen the Intellectual Property Rights regime in the country.

He said police officials shall be equipped with proper knowledge and training, so as to curb and restrain IPR violations at the very outset. He also said that a course in IPR would be introduced in police training institutes to familiarize and sensitize the police forces on IPRs.

The Minister said India is known for its artistic craftsmanship, traditional techniques and creative workmanship. He said the intellectual ability of a country has the power to determine its future. Mr Singh said, counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling also finance criminals and terrorists who deal in counterfeit goods to launder illegal money.

In her address, Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman emphasized that people need to understand how to create and protect Intellectual Property Rights for a secure future.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju spoke on socio-economic and environmental benefits of Geographical Indication tagging. He said, Home Ministry will work with other Ministries to bring a plan on enforcement of IPR.

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