Mangaluru, December 12: Balkhees Banu, Karnataka Minorities Commission chairperson speaking to the media at Circuit House Mangaluru, said that, she had met the DC, the police officials and various institutions here and discussed about the problems faced in Dakshina Kannada district. She has also met 50 leaders to discuss about the Ulaibettu incident.
She said, the Ulaibettu clashes arouse due to an issue related to a road. No religion teaches hatred. We must live with peace and harmony. A prosperous society can survive only through harmony, said Banu.
Banu said, many innocents are also said to have been booked in relation to the clashes. The police should undertake a thorough investigation and if they are really innocents, the police should release them. The poor suffer in such incidents, she said. Sshe has also asked the DC to submit a report on the incident.
She said, there are deep-rooted problems in Dakshina Kannada district, which have been there from three decades. Things cannot be changed at once, but can see changes over time. She also said that the Minorities Commission plans to organize workshops in every district to promote harmony.
Commenting on the peace meet which was boycotted by Muslim leaders, she said, a few organizations who had not received invitation, could attend.
She further informed that on Saturday December 13, foundation would be laid for Maulana Azad Bhavan in Attavar. This will house four offices, including those of the Minorities Commission and Wakf.
Banu revealed that she had also visited Gangolli in Kundapur to investigate on the Jamiya complex fire and handed over Rs 25,000 to the victims. The memorandum submitted by the Gangolli residents would be passed on to the chief minister, she said.
She also informed that various projects have been introduced to educate and financially uplift the minorities.
Balkhees Banu, urged the citizens to maintain peace and harmony.