Mangaluru, Jan 17: Calling Dakshina Kannada a beautiful garden of peace-lovers, Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase has urged the public to join hands with the police department to eliminate the “serpent of communalism” that has been spreading fear in the district.
He was addressing a peace meeting organized by the district administration at the Government Higher Primary School, Kalladka, on Friday in the wake of recent communal disturbances in the region.
Holding drug menace responsible for group clashes that often snowball into communal clash in the district, the SP stressed on the need to curb such menaces in order to eliminate the serpent called communalism. “Ganja addiction must be controlled in Kalladka,” he said.
He promised said that any discrepancies committed by Police Department during and aftermath of Kalladka incident will be rectified and all the advice received during peace meeting will be taken seriously. The police outpost will be shifted to bus stand, he added.
He also asked general public to provide information about mischief mongers spreading rumours in social media platforms. "Please share screenshots of those miscreants spreading rumours with police. We will take necessary action."
Presiding over the meeting Deputy Commissioner KG Jagadeesha lamented that Dakshina Kannada district has been infamously tagged as a communally-sensitive district due to handful miscreants. Religious leaders from both communities must strive bring them on the right path, he urged.
When people present at peace meeting raised questions in regard to arrest of innocent people after violence, he said that it may have occurred as police were politically pressurized and given deadline to arrest culprit as soon as possible. He asked them have patience till real culprits are nabbed.
As many as 70 representatives from two communities attended the meeting that went on for nearly two hours. Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, who also took part in the meeting, said that it was wrong to colour entire administration as "communal" for mistake committed by two persons.
Let’s eliminate 'serpent of communalism' from the beautiful garden called DK: SP