Special Correspondent

Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Thursday, observed that the State government should take remedial measurers to curb the recurring communal violence in Kasaragod district.

Justice K.T. Sankaran made the observation while dismissing anticipatory bail applications filed by 10 persons involved in various communal violence cases in the district. The court observed that the intelligentsia, political parties, non-governmental organisations, cultural and social organisations and cultural leaders had a great role to play in setting right society. Concerted effort by all was required.

The court said that if there was involvement of outside agencies in making things worse, their activities must be contained and curbed in the most befitting manner. If factors such as smuggling, circulation of counterfeit currency and terrorist activities had contributed to the present situation, adequate measures should be taken to eradicate such menaces. Besides, creative efforts should be made to instil confidence in the general public that persons from different religions would be treated uniformly.

The court stressed the need for avoiding delay in granting sanction for prosecuting persons arrested in connection with the communal violence cases. The government should ensure that the sanction was speedily granted.

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