Delhi minority comm meets LG; for probe in Sep 19 police action

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New Delhi, Sep 29 (UNI) Members of the Delhi Minorities Commission today met Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna and called for an impartial probe into the September 19 encounter by the Delhi Police at Jamia Nagar in South Delhi.

A delegation comprising chairman of the commission Kamal Faruqui, and its members namely S Pushpinder Singh and Arnold James called on the Lt Governor to discuss the situation arising out of the police action on September 19 against suspected terrorists residing in a building at Batla House in Jamia Nagar.

They requested that an impartial investigation be held to ascertain whether the people against whom the action was taken were actually involved in any terrorist activity.

Mr Khanna assured the delegation that the Government is committed to provide an environment of justice, peace and security and inclusion to all sections of the people irrespective of caste, creed or religion and there can never be a question of looking upon members of a particular community with any bias or prejudice.

He assured the delegation that due weightage would always be given to their valuable advice and concerned issues will be looked into with impartiality and compassion.

He also asked the Chairman and members of the Minorities Commission to use their good offices to spread the message of peace, amity and brotherhood among all sections of the people and dissuade any elements who may be nursing grudges and grievances for one reason or the other, from trying to settle such grudges through acts of violence, thereby disturbing the peace and security of the National Capital or any other part of the country.

In this context, the LG drew attention to the recent positive initiative taken in the Meera Road, Bhayander area of outer Mumbai where religious leaders openly appealed to their followers not to bring a bad name to the entire community by indulging in any act of violence, which was against the basic tenets of all religions.

He also expressed confidence that with active interest taken by enlightened Community leaders, better sense would prevail and all sections of people will be able to pursue their goals of progress and development in a peaceful and harmonious manner.

On this occasion, Mr Khanna also conveyed his warm greetings and good wishes to all brothers and sisters residing in the National Capital for the peaceful celebrations of forthcoming important religious festivals of Id, Navratras, Dussehra and Diwali.

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