NE exodus: Mysoreans resolve to keep peace

NE exodus: Mysoreans resolve to keep peace

City police host harmony meet in view of Ramzan tomorrow

NE exodus: Mysoreans resolve to keep peace

 With Ramzan slated on Monday (August 20) and fear of violence looming large with the issue surrounding north eastern states, people irrespective of caste resolved to stop migration and instil confidence among the panicky section to remain in the city.

This was decided at the harmony meeting convened by the city police on Saturday at the platinum jubilee auditorium attached to Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI) at J K Grounds here.

Narasimharaja MLA Tanveer Sait gave a call to the gathering to take a decision to ensure conducive atmosphere for the people of north eastern states residing in the district. The gathering raised their hands in support, reaffirming that ‘peace remains in the city and will not be vitiated at any cost’.

The meeting that had been convened in view of the rumours that Muslim brethren across the nation will resort to violence against those of north eastern states, after Ramzan, saw prominent religious leaders of three communities — Hindu, Muslim and Christianity — sharing the dais thus spreading the message of peace.

Adhichunchanagiri Mysore branch mutt seer Sri Somanatha Swamiji said living in peace should be the motto of all. He said life with peace and harmony is equal to living in heaven, when compared to creating disturbance and lead a life of hell.

Sir Khazi of Mysore Mohammed Usman Sharif said ‘Saare jahaan se achcha...’ the song penned to stir the emotions of the people and plunge into freedom struggle then, still holds relevance. Brotherhood is not just the culture of the land, but an asset inherited from our ancestors. He recalled the contribution of erstwhile maharaja of Mysore Nalwadi Krisharaja Wadiyar, and Tipu Sultan for both the communities.

Bishop of Mysore Thomas Antony Vazhapilly described the peaceful atmosphere in the nation with people from varied communities living in harmony as the best on earth. The north eastern people who are heading towards their native, should be extended security to live in the city, he urged.

Police commissioner K L Sudheer reassured that the city police are capable to deal with any exigency and wanted temples, mosques and churches to spread the message of peace.

Earlier, the NCC cadets rendered a patriotic song ‘Hum sab bharateey hain...’, an apt song for the occasion.

DCPs Basavaraj Malagaththi and K P Bheemaiah, SP R Dileep, MLA H S Shankarlinge Gowda, corporators K V Mallesh, R Lingappa and Somashekar, Rifaul Muslimeen Educational Trust secretary Taj Mohammed Khan and others were present.