Ensure efficient law & order arrangements during religious festivals

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lead13.10.15Bhopal, October 13, 2015 (Muslim Saleem):  Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed all collectors, SPs and divisional commissioners to ensure efficient security arrangements in view of Moharram, Vijaya Dashami and Devi Visarjan. Meetings of peace committees should be held and routes of processions of Moharram, Vijaya Dashami and Devi Visarjan should be fixed with mutual consent and cooperation between communities. He said that there should be even no minor fault in law & order. The Chief Minister held discussions with collectors, SPs and divisional commissioners through video-conferencing from Mantralaya here today.

Mr. Chouhan directed collectors and SPs to undertake immediate visit to tension-prone areas, ensure consent of all and take decisions through mutual dialogue. He said that Madhya Pradesh is island of peace where all religious festivals are celebrated with peace and harmony. He directed for effective arrangements right now at Devi temples in view of heavy rush of devotees on Navratri. The Chief Minister urged public representatives and in-charge ministers of districts taking part in the video-conferencing at district headquarters to extend maximum cooperation to district administration in this regard and maintain live dialogue with all sections and distinguished persons.

The Chief Minister directed for advance identification of sensitive places. He said that along with public representatives, administrative staff also needs to be alert. Mr. Chouhan said that fairs are held at several places during festivals. Under such circumstances, leave will not be granted to officers and employees connected to law & order and management except in emergency cases. He asked collectors to seek cooperation of common people also to carry forward Madhya Pradesh’s tradition of peace and communal harmony. The Chief Minister directed to curb spreading of rumours through social media on festivals. He directed Energy Minister Mr. Rajendra Shukla participating in the video-conference from Rewa to ensure that electricity supply is not disrupted during festivals.

Referring to crisis faced by farmers due to deficient rainfall, the Chief Minister said that the state government stands by farmers in this hour of crisis and is extending every possible relief to them. A letter will soon be sent to the Central government for assistance and relief to affected farmers. For this, collectors have been directed to send necessary information in prescribed proforma by October 15.