Mangaluru, Janaury 20: The co-operation of all the citizens is necessary to maintain peace and harmony in the district. The citizens should not pay attention to the rumours. Persons who are involved in disrupting peace will be brought under stringent laws warned the district in-charge minister Ramanath Rai on Monday, January 19th speaking at a press meet in circuit house here.
Rai said, in the communally sensitive district, it is condemnable to organize programmes which disrupt peace. He said, it is wrong to organize programmes on communal lines, and delivering provocative speeches during the programmes is damnable. The police department has put its best efforts in maintaining law and order in the district; orders have been passed to bring the offenders under law. Moreover, orders have been passed to ensure that the innocents are undisturbed.
Rai has urged the citizens not to pay attention to the rumours spread by the miscreants.
Conversing about the police action during the communal clashes at Karaya, Rai said the police department took swift and appropriate measures to bring the situation under control. SP along with the police force rushed at the spot within 30 minutes, he said.
He also informed that Shiradi Ghat road work will be completed within six months. Funds for the repair works were sanctioned by the efforts of union transport minister- Oscar Fernandes and the up-gradation works are underway said Rai.
Speaking about the Kasturirangan report he said, in order to implement the report, the report submitted by the Karnataka state is not the ultimate. The ultimate decision will be taken only after the submission of reports by all the states falling under the jurisdiction of western range, revealed Rai.
The congress leaders Chandraprakash Shetty, R K Prithviraj, Prakash Shetty Thumbe, Kavitha Sanil, Santhosh Shetty, Nazir Bajal and Mithun Rai – district congress president were present during the press meet.