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Delhi violence | Some political parties rubbing salt into wounds of victims, says Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.   | Photo Credit: Adesh Choudhari

Provokers and perpetrators will be in prison and peace and harmony will prevail, the senior BJP leader said.

Taking a swipe at the Opposition, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said some political parties and “professional provokers” were rubbing salt into the wounds of those affected by the communal riots, but harmony will prevail.

Provokers and perpetrators will be in prison and peace and harmony will prevail, the senior BJP leader said, adding that this should be “our commitment and the confidence”.

Instead of healing the wounds of the victims of the violence, some political parties and “professional provokers” are rubbing salt into their wounds, Mr. Naqvi told reporters here.

The “secular ride” on the unfortunate communal riots should be stopped, Mr. Naqvi said.

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“It is our collective responsibility to ensure the victims get justice and perpetrators are punished heavily and peace and harmony is restored,” the Minister said.

“When we heard reports of violence and anarchy, at the same time we have witnessed several examples of harmony and brotherhood. This is the strength of ‘unity in diversity’ of my India,” Mr. Naqvi said. He said the unity and harmony is the soul of a secular and democratic India.

“We should not allow the soul and strength of India to weaken under any circumstances,” he said. Any kind of violence not only inflicts injuries to a human but also the entire humanity and it also hurts the soul of India, he said.

“It is the national duty of all of us to ensure that the fabric of harmony and unity doesn’t get weaken under any circumstances,” Mr. Naqvi said.

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