Monday, October 06, 2008

Kandhamal violence: PM convenes NIC meet on Oct 13

New Delhi: In the wake of continuing attacks on Christians in Orissa’s Kandhamal and Karnataka, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a meeting of the National Integration Council on October 13 in an apparent move to evolve a consensus on tackling the communal situation.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened the meeting. It would discuss all matters impacting national integration, Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed said.
There have been demands for the dismissal of the BJD-BJP government in Orissa in the wake of communal violence in the Kandamal district and the Prime Minister had recently said that a special meeting of the Union cabinet could be convened soon to discuss ways and means to deal with the issue.
Contesting the Centre's charge, the Chief Minister said that his government was doing everything possible to contain the situation.