Delhi

‘BJP trying to polarise society’

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Monday said the remarks made by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar about namaz exhibits that the BJP was trying to communalise the atmosphere in the country. “India is a republic governed by a Constitution and neither Mr. Khattar, nor anyone else, has the right to dictate to the people on where they should or should not hold prayers,” he said.

“The BJP seemed to be out to polarise the society on religious lines to garner votes,” he said.

Mr. Khattar had on Sunday said that ‘’namaz’’ should be should be offered in mosques or Eidgahs instead of public places.

Reacting on the transfer of Kathua rape-murder case to Pathankot, on the directive of the Supreme Court, Capt. Amarinder said his government would ensure full security for the victim’s family, lawyer and others during the trial proceedings. “Our government was committed to upholding the judicial process as per the apex court’s directives,” he said.

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