Minorities Panel asks Govt to act on Tehelka sting on Guj riots

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New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) The National Commission for Minorities today urged the Government to establish the veracity of the tapes relating to Tehelka sting operation on the Gujarat riots and take suitable action to restore the confidence of the minorities.

The Commission held a two - hour-long meeting today to deliberate on the issues raised by the Tehelka sting operation in which a ruling party MLA in Gujarat was shown talking of the state Government's involvement in the 2002 violence.

A NCM member told UNI that the Commission passed a resolution at the meeting urging the Central Government to take note of the Tehelka tapes and take quick action in the matter if they were found genuine.

''The Commission felt that any delay in taking action in the matter will shatter the confidence of the minorities in the establishment, and it has coveyed this to the Government,'' the Member said.

Earlier, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had recommended a CBI probe into the accusations made in the sting operation.

''The allegations has far-reaching implications and raised vital constitutional issues which need to be promptly addressed in the interest of all,'' it had said.

The BJP has, however, said the Tehelka tapes were doctored and designed to malign the Modi Government.

UNI

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