The Mysore City Police on Saturday organised a harmony meet here in the wake of the exodus of northeast residents from Bangalore and Mysore fearing attacks.

Somanatha Swami of Adichunchanagiri Math, Sir Khazi of Mysore Mohammed Usman Shariff, and Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly spoke at the meeting, which was attended by Tanveer Sait, H.S. Shankaralinge Gowda (MLAs) and other elected representatives.

The objective of the meeting was to spread the message of peace and urge people not to pay heed to rumours, said the police.

Police Commissioner K.L. Sudheer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Basavaraj Malagatti, Superintendent of Police R. Dileep and other city police officers were present. Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Sudheer said the police had conducted peace meetings in police stations as well. “We urge people from the northeast not to believe rumours and stay calm,” he said.

“People from the northeast were invited to the peace committee meetings held in the police stations and assured of protection,” he added. Responding to a question on the exodus of Tibetan traders from the city fearing attacks on them, the Police Commissioner said they had been requested to return to the city; the police ensure their security.

  • Northeast people urged not to pay heed to rumours

  • Tibetan traders requested to return to the city