Kundapur: Some people have the habit of spreading wrong information to create communal tension, people of Gangolly should not pay heed to such people said R Roshan Baig, the information and infrastructure development minister of Karnataka government on Sunday December 7.
He was speaking to media persons after his meeting with Muslim leaders at the tourist bungalow of the forest department, where he had stopped on his way to Bhatkal.
“The social media has become a social evil now a days. These social media are used to send communal messages. We have already spoken to the central government regarding this evil. I will talk to Arun Jaitley, the central minister about the controlled use of these facilities,” Roshan Baig said.
The delegation of Muslim leaders who met the minister included Naqwa Yahya Malpe, the president of Udupi Wakf committee, A K Saheb, the president of Kundapur taluk Wakf committee, G M Irshad, the president of Jamath-e-Muslimeen from Gangolli and its secretary H Abdulla, Taufeek Gangolli from Udupi district APCR and the priest Ubedulla Abubakar Nadvi. The delegation briefed the minister about the recent developments in Gangolli.
The minister who listened to the delegation asked the leaders to help maintain peace. He requested them to tell the youth not to listen to rumours. He promised that the compensation package to the victims and the measures to maintain peace will be discussed with the chief minister, home minister and district incharge minister.
Assistant commissioner Charulatha Somal, Tahashildar Gayathri Nayak and circle inspector Divakar P M were present.