Coimbatore

Good response to communal harmony meetings

The communal harmony meetings launched by the city police in July to improve Hindu-Muslim harmony is nearing to complete the 100 mark.

More than 10,000 people have so far attended over 90 harmony meetings conducted by the 15 police stations in the city so far.

Police Commissioner Sumit Sharan said that the police have been getting good feed back for the harmony meetings and the initiative was also lauded by the Director General of Police J.K. Tripathy. “Now more people are coming for the harmony meetings. Women have also started attending the meetings,” he said.

According to Mr. Sharan, student volunteers were getting feedback from the public who took part in the meetings. As of now, each police station has been tasked to conduct two harmony meetings. This works out to 30 such meetings per month.

Other than the harmony meeting, the police have also formed Community Liaison Group which will work together with the police in building religious harmony.

The meetings were started after the National Investigation Agency booked six suspected IS sympathisers from the city, of which two were arrested, and the Podanur police arrested three men who had alleged plans to conduct suicide bombings in public places and places of religious importance.

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