High level team to submit its report soon

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Udupi, Sep 23 (UNI) The high-level team deputed by the Union Home Ministry on a fact-finding mission to probe violence on minority community and their places of worship in Karnataka recently would submit its report to the Ministry.

Talking to newspersons here today, M L Kumwat, Special Secretary (Internal Security), Union Home Ministry, said he had visited some of the places of worship in Udupi and Mangalore and would visit others in Bangalore tomorrow. A comprehensive report to the Ministry would be submitted soon, he added.

Mr Kumwat alleged that the State Government had failed to contain attacks on the community and failed to protect their properties.

When asked whether the Centre would invoke article 355 and 356, he said the Government would protect the Constitution and would not allow vested interests to indulge in anti-secularism.

A K Yadav, Joint Secretary, Human Resources, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) A R Infant and Inspector General of Police (Western Range) A M Prasad, were among others, who accompanied Mr Kumwat.

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