Mamata warns against fomenting communal passion
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 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.


First Published: Saturday, October 01, 2011, 18:30

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