Some people, not any political party disturbing peace: NCM chief

New Delhi: Taking note of the recent violent clashes between two communities in various states, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) said some people, not any political party, are trying to disturb peace in the country and asked the law enforcement authorities to identify them and unearth the “conspiracy”.

“I would not blame any political party. But, for these clashes, I will definitely blame some elements, a small number of people. They are trying to disturb the peace with some ulterior motive. They should be identified, their conspiracies should be unearthed and action be taken against them,” NCM chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura said while responding to queries at a press conference here.

The NCM chief said that the Commission has taken cognizance of all the recent incidents of violence and called for a detailed report from the state governments including Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gujarat, and Bihar.

Lalpura said that he along with other members of the commission had recently visited the violence-hit Jahangirpuri area in Delhi.

“We met the concerned party. They are living very happily there. Muslims say they organize the functions of Hindus while Hindus say they organize the Eid and other functions of the Muslims,” Lalpura said.

They said there were “some miscreants” involved in the incident of violence in Jahangirpuri and demanded that action be taken against them, he said.

Responding to questions on the row overuse of loudspeakers at mosques and other religious places, the NCM chief said a law pertaining to noise control should be implemented.

“Nobody can stop azaan in the world. But, with my prayer, I have no right to disturb you,” he said.

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