Highlevel team to submit its report with in two days

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Udupi, Sept 23 (UNI) The high level team deputed by the Union Home Ministry on a fact finding mission with regard to violence on minority Christians and their places of worship in Karnataka recently, would submit its report to the Ministry with in two days.

Mr M L Kumwat, Special Secretary (Internal Security), Union Home Ministry, said that "I would submit, with in two days, a comprehensive report to the Ministry on the findings during my visit to various churches and prayer halls which were vandalised during the recent attack and violence." Addressing a press conference here after visiting New Life Church, which was damaged in the violence, he said that he had visited some of the Churches both in Udupi and Mangalore and would visit the churches in Bangalore tomorrow.

Replying to a question, he said that he had come across some lapses on the part of the state government in containing the violence, attacks and in protecting the properties of the minority Christian community.

When asked whether the Centre would invoke article 365 and 366 as speculations spreading, he said that "the government will not tolerate violation of Constitution. No body can play with the Secularism." Mr A K Yadav, Joint Secretary, Human Resources accompanied Mr Kumwat.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) A R Infant and Inspector General of Police (Western Range) A M Prasad also accompanied the team.

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