K'taka Govt orders foolproof security to minorities

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Bangalore, Sep 20 (UNI) After being ''rapped'' by the Centre over the ''treatment'' of the minorities in the wake of attacks on places of worship in Karnataka, the state government today acted swiftly by ordering a series of measures, including tight security to all places of worship ahead Sunday prayers.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa told reporters here tonight that all the district authorities were asked to provide foolproof security to the people coming for Sunday prayers at places of worship and prayer halls. The district officials would be held responsible for any law and order problems.

Earlier, speaking at a public meeting in Hukkeri in Belgaum district, he charged the Congress with hatching a conspiracy to dislodge his government.

''The Congress and the JD(S) are trying to take advantage of the situation. They will fail in their attempts to topple my government,'' he retorted.

The Union Home Ministry has sent two letters to the state government asking to take stringent steps to end the disturbances in parts of the state and firmly act on those who unleashed attack on a minority community.

Meanwhile, the state government sent a detailed report to the Centre explaining the steps taken to prevent recurrence of such incidents.


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