Mamata warns against fomenting communal passion

Last Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 18:30

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee on Saturday said attempts were being made to foment
communal disturbances in the state by issuing provocative
messages and warned of stern action against those behind such
attempts.

"Thousands of SMSes and emails, a number of which has
been intercepted, are being circulated to spread highly
provocative messages to evoke communal passions," the Chief
Minister told reporters at Writers` Buildings here.

Banerjee, who holds the Home department, warned of stern
action to curb such attempts to create communal tension and
said police has been asked to nab the culprits.

"We will nab the culprits at all costs," she said.

The Chief Minister urged the public to immediately inform
police if such messages were delivered in their e-mail or
mobile phone.

Appealing for peace and communal amity at all costs,
Banerjee said West Bengal has a rich tradition of communal
harmony which has to be kept by all means despite
"machinations" to disturb it.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 18:30
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