Govt taking care of needs of all religious communities: Sheila

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New Delhi, June 7 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the state government was taking care of the genuine needs of all religious communities in Delhi.

Speaking to reporters after declaring open a newly constructed cemetery at village Fatehpur Beri Asola under Mehrauli Assembly Segment in Delhi, Ms Dikshit said her government has been providing usual courtesy and assistance to pilgrims of all the religions, which include Urs and Haj Camps and assistance for Kailash Mansarovar and Kawar Yatris.

Apart from this, the city-government has also been helping development of 'Shamshan Bhoomis' (funeral ground) and 'Kabristans' (cemetries).

Ms Dikshit categorically stated that schemes of development of minorities were being implemented in true spirit.

'The government is providing due attention to the development of minorities who are an inseparable part of the mainstream,'' she said.

The Chief Minister said the new cemetery would be able to take care of the needs of the local Christian community. She further announced that a Chapel at Asola would also be constructed and another cemetery at Ayanagar would be developed.

This Christian Kabristan has been developed by the Rural Development Board of Delhi with Rs 31 lac in an area of 4500 sq.

metre.

Local MLA Balram Tanwar has contributed Rs 3 lakh out of his MLA Local Area Development Fund for development of the cemetery. Local MP Sajjan Kumar and priest of St Paul Church were also present.

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