Mangalore, June 19: While interacting with community members during his visit to Bishop’s house in the city, KJ George, state home minister said in his address that after referring to the reports on churches attack in 2008, he will hold ministry level discussion in this regard and arrive an appropriate decision.
Commenting on moral policing issue in the district, he said that is the complete responsibility of the police of the particular jurisdiction to tackle the menace and handle anti-social elements. Since nobody has the right to take law into their hands, police must deal with those anti-social elements firmly and sternly without any hesitation and not coming under anybody’s pressure and assured that moral policing will see its end shortly forever.
With regard to deluge in uttarakhand in north India, where thousands of Kannadigas including former minister Shobha Karandlaje have been trapped, he said that he is in constant touch with the authorities and the chief minister of Uttarkhand and they ensured the complete protection to all the Kannadigas stranded.
The Home Minister also referred to the controversy that cropped up over the statement of CM Siddaramaiah that he was given the home portfolio and home minister made it clear that he was not a home minister for any community but for the entire state.
The Home Minister was honored on the occasion by Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese Msgr Denis Moras Prabhu.
A memorandum requesting the minister to take necessary measures to restore confidence among the people by maintaining law and order in the district and at the state level has also been submitted on the occasion.
Minister has also been requested to withdraw the pending cases filed against the Christians during the time of church attacks in 2008. Besides also requested, the Chairmanship of State Minority Commission should be given on rotation basis to the communities constituting the commission. The Christian Minority Development fund should be raised to Rs. 200 crores was the other request. Though the Christians don’t look for special status they should be given equal opportunities as given to others.
|J R Lobo, MLA of Mangalore South Constituency said that KJ George after assuming change as home minister has already initiated steps to strengthen Law and Order situation of the State and he appreciated him for the same.Fr Valerian D’souza,Parish priest of Milagres church blessed the home minister by invoking God,Fr Onil D’Souza director of CODP compered the programme.Fr John Vas,proposed the vote of thanks.
Ivan D’souza Congress leader, MP Noronha, Convener, diocesan political wing, Marcel Monterio, PRO of the diocese and others were present.
MLA J R Lobo, corporator Naveen D’Souza, Ibrahim Kodijal and others were present.