Hailakandi District administration seeks support of locals to overcome communal strife

Hailakandi District administration seeks support of locals to overcome communal strife

Hailakandi Hailakandi

Hailakandi, May 13, 2019:

With a view to maintain peace and communal harmony, the Hailakandi district administration held discussions with senior citizens, political leaders and organisations at Deputy Commissioner's office on Monday.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli, in presence of Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra and other senior officials, said certain elements are at work to create rift in society and spread misinformation and rumours in an effort to disturb peace, tranquillity and communal harmony in the district.

DC, Jalli and SP, Mishra announced that stringent action will be initiated against those involved in the violence that left one dead and several injured with damage to properties.

The district administration sought support from the prominent citizens, organizations, and people from all walks of life to prevent such untoward incidents from recurring and usher in lasting and durable peace in the district.

The district heads of the civil and police administration also appealed to the people not to pay heed to any rumours or misleading news which might create disturbances.

Jalli said that some miscreants had been trying to foment trouble in the district by giving communal colour to recent events. “Miscreants do not belong to any caste or community and their activities have to be put down with an iron hand. The people of Hailakandi have been maintaining peace, communal harmony and brotherhood and will continue doing so come what may,” said Jalli.

Earlier, Jalli and Mishra interacted with the media persons to apprise them about the developments on the law and order front and the slew of initiatives taken by the administration to instill confidence among the people and to bring back peace in the district.

Jalli said the administration will continue with night curfew for some time and provide relaxation during day time after assessing the ground situation.

She said the internet services suspended following the outbreak of violence on Friday will resume on Tuesday in the entire Barak Valley. However, the administration will keep a close tab on the social media platforms, she said while urging the media persons to help the administration to prevent rumour mongering and misinformation.

The Deputy Commissioner said the administration will ensure there is no shortage of essential commodities and it will take steps to prevent prices from soaring.

Prominent citizens, principals, political leaders and organizations like Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Samiti, Senior Citizen Forum, Bar Association, and Merchant Association attended the meeting.

Edited By: Admin
Published On: May 13, 2019