New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Noting the recent violent clashes between two communities in various states, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) said on Wednesday that some people, not a political party, are trying to disturb the peace in the country and asked the police to identify them and unearth the “conspiracy”.
“I would not blame any political party. But, for these clashes, I will definitely blame certain elements, a small number of people. They are trying to disturb the peace with an ulterior motive. They should be identified, their plots should be unearthed and let action be taken against them,” NCM chairman Iqbal Singh Lalpura said, answering questions at a press conference here.
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Speaking recently on the violent clashes between two groups in Patiala district of Punjab, the NCM chairman said the state government could have prevented it.
“Until the report from the state government comes, we can only react to the information from the media. The Punjab government has moved the IG, SP, the other officer concerned,” he said. he declares.
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Punjab has been suffering since 1978 and the state government must be vigilant on this aspect to ensure that it does not allow any group to disturb the peace and tranquility of the region, the NCM leader said.
“The Patiala incident was an apparent failure of the Punjab government to prevent crime, which is the most important aspect of maintaining public order. There was some lack (deficit on the part of the government of the ‘State),’ he said.
The NCM chief said the Commission has taken cognizance of all recent incidents of violence and called for a detailed report from state governments including Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gujarat and Bihar .
Responding to questions about the recent communal clashes in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, he said the commission had requested the chief secretary of state to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident so that the plot to disturb the peace is brought to an end. discovered and that those involved are brought to justice.
“Criminals have no religion,” he said.
Aware of media reports of the lynching of two people over alleged cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh, the head of the NCM said, the commission wrote to the Chief Secretary of State requesting a report on the ‘incident.
Lalpura said he and other members of the commission recently visited the violence-hit Jahangirpuri area of Delhi.
“We have met with the relevant party. They live very happily there. Muslims say they organize functions for Hindus while Hindus say they organize Eid and other functions for Muslims,” said Lalpura.
They said there were “unbelievers” involved in the violence incident at Jahangirpuri and demanded action be taken against them, he said.
“None of them were there to support them. They are living in peace,” Lalpura said, adding, “We have requested a report from the Delhi Police Commissioner (about the Jahangirpuri violence). The report is awaited. “.
Responding to questions about the use of loudspeakers in mosques and other religious places, the head of the NCM said the noise control law should be implemented.
“No body can stop the azan in the world. But, with my prayer, I have no right to disturb you,” he said.
The NCM chief also supported the demolition campaign undertaken by the BJP-led civic bodies in the nation’s capital, saying that “it is a process of creating new things, improving things and removing illegal encroachments, not to punish anyone”.
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