No letter pertaining to Article 355 received by K'taka

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Bangalore, Sep 19 (UNI) The Centre has so far not sent any letter warning the Karnataka Government on safeguarding the interests of minority communities under Article 355 of the Constitution in view of the attack on places of worship, official sources said here today.

According to a highly placed official the state government had not received any communication on the issue.

Reacting to reports appearing in a section of the media, the Home Department official told UNI that no such letter was received at the state capital till date.

However, Karantaka Law and Parliamentary Minister Suresh Kumar told reporters today that the government had received a 'letter', which was, only advisory in nature and did not cite Article 355 of the Constitution. ''It had expressed concern over incidents of attack on prayer halls in some parts of the state,'' he said.

The Minister said the state government had taken preventive and precautionary measures 'to put a stop' to such incidents.

Meanwhile, one more place of warship in Daxina Kannada district came under attack when some miscreants hurled stones and damaged the panels of windows in the outskirts of Mangalore.


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