CM warns action against moral policing

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has warned of strict action against moral policing and miscreants creating social unrest in the name of religion, caste and
language.

“The recent attacks on minorities in the State have created a sense of fear among
people. I will ensure that such incidents do not recur,” the chief minister said here on
Sunday. He was speaking at programme of Federation of Konkani Catholic Associations
in Bangalore.

“We are working for the welfare of religious and linguistic minorities and our objective
is to protect them. The government would make sure that no act of vandalism is carried
out against the minorities and their institutions in future,” Siddaramaiah said.

Meanwhile, the chief minister assured the Christian community leaders that he would instruct the police to speedupthe investigation into the murder of FrKJ Thomas, the Rector of Bangalore’s St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary.

The Rector was found dead at his office-cum-residence in April 2013. “The investigation is in progress and currently I cannot disclose the details. But, the people involved in this
gruesome act will be nabbed at the earliest." Bernard Moras, Archbishop  of Bangalore,whowas present on the occasion, noted that there had been no breakthrough
in the case even after 10 months of the crime.

The chief minister assured to allot an acre of land to the association for constructing a
community hall. The federation felicitated Leslie Joseph with Life Time Achievement award, Richard GLouis with Professional Excellence award and Benedict Machado with Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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