Manmohan Singh appeals for peace in Punjab

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New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has expressed deep concern over incidents of violence in Punjab.

In his message, Dr. Singh said, "I am deeply distressed by the outbreak of violence in Punjab following certain incidents in Vienna, Austria. Whatever the provocation, it is important to maintain peace and harmony among different sections of the people."

"Sikhism preaches tolerance and harmony. All the revered Gurus of Sikhism preached the values of equality, brotherhood and harmony. Invoking the teachings of the Gurus, I appeal to all sections of the people in Punjab to abjure violence and maintain peace," he added.

The Prime Minister said: "In areas where curfew has been imposed, it is necessary that people should go back to their homes and allow the security forces to restore law and order." (ANI)

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