Govt to provide foolproof security to churches in K'taka

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Bangalore, Sep 20 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today instructed the district administrations to provide foolproof security to all places of worship in the state ahead of Sunday prayers.

Mr Yeddyurappa, in a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police here, said they would be held responsible for any law and order problem in the areas under their jurisdiction.

Stating that some ''anti-government'' forces were waiting to take advantage of the situation to ''destabilise'' the BJP Government in the state, he said they would be dealt with an iron hand.

''Our top priority is to provide protection to all sections of society and in this effort, my government has effectively restored communal harmony and peace in just two days after the violence erupted in various places in the state, he said.

He said the government had already ordered a judicial inquiry into the violent incidents following demand from the minority community, besides arresting Bajarang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar.

The Chief Minister said his government had taken all necessary steps to provide protection to people of minority communities even before it received 'letters' from the Union Home Ministry.

''It was unwanted and uncalled for on the part of the Centre to issue an advisory when the state government had already taken steps to deal with the situation,'' he said.

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