MHA issues advisory to states ahead of Ambedkar Jayanti

RSTV Bureau
FILE: Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

FILE: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
PTI

The Centre has asked all the states to beef up security ahead of the Ambedkar Jayanti on Saturday and check any possible attempt to inciting violence during the event. The Ministry of Home Affairs also said that Districts Magistrates and Superintendents of Police should ensure peace and check violence in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

This is the third advisory by the MHA within a fortnight. The first one was sent a day before the April 2 Bharat bandh, which was called to protest against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Another advisory was sent before the April 10 strike called by people opposed to caste-based reservations in jobs and education.

The latest MHA missive came in the wake of massive violence in different parts of the country during the April 2 Bharat bandh, leading to the death of 12 people, and vandalisation of statues in some parts of the country.

“The MHA has asked that patrolling should be intensified to ensure that no loss of life and property takes place and prohibitory orders may be issued wherever necessary,” the official said.

The advisory also stressed that District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police may be asked to take all necessary steps for ensuring that law and order remains firmly under control in the areas of jurisdiction.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has also asked the DMs and SPs to activate community policing initiatives to ensure peace and harmony.

(With inputs from PTI)