Friday, 27 December 2013

Report on Muzaffarnagar Disturbances

Shri Ninong Ering, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs
The reports in connection with the Muzaffarnagar disturbances were submitted by the National Commission for Minorities to the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs had forwarded the same to the Government of Uttar Pradesh. 

“Police” and “Public Order” being State subjects under the Constitution of India, the responsibility of dealing with communal violence and maintaining relevant data in this regard rests primarily with respective State Governments. 

However, to maintain communal harmony in the country, the Central Government assists the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations in a variety of ways like sharing of intelligence.

 Sending alert messages, sending Central Armed Police Forces, including the composite Rapid Action Force created specially to deal with communal situations, to the concerned State Governments on specific requests and in the modernization of the State Police Forces.

 In addition, the Central Government sends advisories in this regard from time to time. The Central Government has also circulated revised Guidelines to promote communal harmony to the States and Union Territories in 2008.

 The activities of all organizations having a bearing on communal harmony in the country are under constant watch of law enforcement agencies and requisite legal action is taken, wherever necessary. 

This was stated by Shri Ninong Ering, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha yesterday. 

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