2021-01-08 08:05:12 :
Amid a flood of unverified, alleged temple assault reviews, the Andhra Pradesh authorities has shaped state and district level communal harmony committees to provoke confidence constructing measures and promote spiritual harmony within the state.
“The main objective of both the state level and district level communal harmony committees is to take up several confidence building measures and send across strong communication that all the communities in the state are together,” Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das stated on Thursday.
He specifically addressed the media and highlighted that communal harmony is central for the event of the state and the districts, and vowed that the federal government is dedicated to take stern motion in opposition to the perpetrators of crimes in opposition to spiritual harmony.
The state level communal harmony committee will comprise the chief secretary because the chairman, director common of police (vice chairman), and a consultant every from the faiths of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and others as members.
Different members on this committee will embrace principal secretaries from the departments of residence, endowments, minority welfare, and different stakeholders.
“The committee will meet from time to time to discuss issues related to communal harmony, spreading the message that all communities in the state are together, striving for the development of the state,” stated Das.
It’ll additionally put together detailed state level customary working procedures for tacking conditions which trigger communal disharmony.
The committee will put together tips associated to the safety plan for spiritual buildings, constructions and monuments within the state, formulate a plan for rising communal harmony within the state and take inventory of the actions taken on points mentioned by the district communal harmony committee.
“The committee will review all the cases booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the culprits for disturbing communal harmony at the district level,” he stated.
The committee may even take up programmes in faculties and schools to inculcate the spirit of togetherness and communal harmony among the many college students.
Das identified that some vested pursuits wish to destabilise communal harmony within the state, which is famend for inter-faith harmony.
“The state of Andhra Pradesh has always been famous for its communal peace and harmony. One would look back at the state’s tranquility with humility and pride. People of all castes and religions have been in peaceful coexistence here since ages and have adopted a progressive attitude,” Das stated.
Nonetheless, he identified that the latest surge in alleged temple assaults has raised many questions, bringing to mild the makes an attempt made by some vested pursuits to destabilise communal harmony within the state.
“The motive of these vested interest groups is to directly or indirectly cause the attacks on temples, subsequently make baseless insinuations and instigate communal violence with the hope that the government’s credibility would be damaged,” stated the chief secretary, including that it’s crucial to take stern motion to forestall such occurrences sooner or later.