Hooda asks people to shun violence

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Hisar, Oct 19 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today cautioned the people against the prevailing tendencies of mutual rivalry and violence which are threatening the humanity and dividing the society on the basis of casteism, regionalism, language and religion.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the 62 annual religious congregation of the All India Baba Banda Bahadur Sikh Community in Hisar today.

Mr Hooda described Guru Granth Sahib as the mirror of Indian spiritualism and culture. He said that the Gurus had made supreme sacrifices to safeguard the nation, religion and society.

He sid that there was complete peace and communal amity in the State. He urged the people to give befitting reply to those evil forces which try to conspire to disturb the peace and tranquility.

While paying rich tributes to Baba Banda Bahadur, he urged the people to take a pledge to maintain mutual understanding and communal amity.

While referring to the demands put up by Sant Singh Revri on behalf of Baba Banda Bahadur Sikh Community, Mr Hooda said that these demands would be considered.

The Chief Minister was presented with a 'siropa' by Mr Jitenderpal Singh Sodhi. Shawls were also presented to MP Jai Parkash and MLA Amir Chand Makkar.

Mr. Hooda also released a souvenir to mark the occasion.

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