Delhi Police begin preparations for G20 events to be held from December in capital | Latest Delhi News

The Delhi Police Security Department held a workshop at its Chanakyapuri headquarters on Tuesday to begin preparations for the series of G20 events which are expected to begin in December this year when India assumes the chairmanship of the intergovernmental forum. .

The forum includes 19 countries and the European Union (EU) and works to address major issues related to the global economy.

Delhi Police officers said that among the many topics discussed at the meeting was how to deal with protesters, for which they analyzed protests at previous G20 summits held in other countries.

“This is a three-day meeting for security unit officers. Important questions related to the analysis of the protests during the last G20 summits were discussed during our workshop. Emerging issues related to communalism, social media, anti-national protests, environmental issues, terrorism, illegal immigration and other issues, which affect the law and order situation, are under discussion,” said a police officer familiar with the details of the meeting.

He said the department would focus on security preparedness and management in the New Delhi region. While the main venue for the summit will be the revamped Pragati Maidan Exhibition and Convention Center, several meetings will take place at other venues in the region.

Certainly, around 190 meetings are expected to be held for 10 months starting from December 1, according to the New Delhi City Council. In addition, nearly 12,000 delegates from across the country are expected to visit the region during the year of India’s presidency.

“Experts who have handled such events and who are experts in the field have been asked to speak to our officers,” added a second officer.

On August 30, the union’s home minister, Amit Shah, visited Delhi police headquarters and reviewed surveillance and security preparations for the G20 summit. Shah then suggested that Interior Ministry officials visit countries where successful G20 summits have been held.


    Prawesh Lama covers crime, policing and security issues in Delhi. Raised in Darjeeling, educated in Mumbai, he also works on special welfare issues in the nation’s capital.
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