Befitting actions against those who discriminate against religion says N Biren Singh

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Imphal: Chief Minister N Biren Singh in the backdrop of the recent controversial viral video of a Christian reverend, and the aftermath of public reaction in some parts of the valley said that Manipur government will take befitting actions to show that it does not accept discrimination against religion.

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N Biren affirmed that anyone is free to follow any religion or belief system of their choices but they should not bring unrest by criticising one another. He further said the state government has not chosen to remain silent, but is fully aware of the recent controversy over hurtful religious comments. Calling for mutual respect for one another, he urged citizens to fully trust and depend on the government to take the right course of action.

The chief minister commented on the issue today on the sidelines of the flag off event of the Purvottar Bharat Parikrama car rally at Kangla Gate in the capital.

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Regarding controversies over district boundary demarcation, N Biren made it clear that there are no changes to the existing district boundaries and the government has not initiated any steps to bring changes. He appealed to the public to approach the relevant police stations or the district administrations in the event of any complaints or issues instead of acting at whims and taking laws into one’s hands.

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“Civilians taking laws into their hands will not be tolerated by the state government. Citizens should not forget that a government exists and no one can act as they wish”, added N Biren.

N Biren Singh

The rally organised by Eastern Command Indian Army posted at Kolkata’s Fort William began on March 2 and is passing through the Northeast states spreading the message of unity and harmony. After giving a warm reception, the chief minister flagged off the rally from the Kangla Fort in Imphal for its next destination. 9 sector Assam Rifles Commander, Assam Rifles officers and Ex-Servicemen witnessed the event.

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