Guwahati: Ahead of his visit to Northeastern states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said…
New Delhi(PTI): MHA has called on the states to take strictest action as per law against such elements without any exception whatsoever,” a statement stated. Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said the Modi government was committed to empowerment of minorities with dignity. “We have committed ourselves to empowerment of minorities with dignity. If one has to take care of minorities in real terms, there is no need to give them alms (khairat), but they need to be empowered with rights. Modi government’s commitment is empowerment of minorities with dignity,” he said.
A week after a mob in Dadri killed Mohammed Akhlaq over rumours of beef consumption, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), while calling it an “unfortunate incident”, asked states Monday to show “zero tolerance” and “take strictest action as per law” against “any attempt to weaken the secular fabric of the nation and/or exploiting religious emotions or sentiments”. In a statement, the MHA said “while law and order is basically a state subject, the Ministry of Home Affairs has been concerned with various incidents with communal overtones across the country, including the recent unfortunate incident at Dadri, UP”. “Consequently, the MHA has today issued an advisory to the state governments stating that there is zero tolerance for any attempt to weaken the secular fabric of the nation and/or exploiting religious emotions or sentiments. MHA has called on the states to take strictest action as per law against such elements without any exception whatsoever,” it stated.
“Earlier, on October 1, 2015, MHA had sought a report on the Dadri incident from the state government of UP, and advised the state government to ensure that such incidents do not recur again,” the MHA stated. In Lucknow, the state government said it had sent a report to the MHA on the Dadri incident.