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The Indian Overseas Congress on Delhi Riots – Appeal for Peace and Harmony

NEW YORK, NY- The Indian Overseas Congress has issues as strong statement appealing for communal harmony and peace in capital city of Delhi. ”

“We express our serious concern over the ongoing violence in East Delhi that has killed 40 people or more and destroyed businesses, homes, and livelihoods of scores of people in the last few days,” said George Abraham, Vice-Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA. The inaction by the Delhi police is deeply troubling. “The Indian Government should take stern action to ensure the security of all its citizens. “, added Mr. Abraham.

“In a democracy, people have the right to protest peacefully and by allowing religious zealots with extremist views to roam around freely killing people and destroying properties, the Government appears have abdicated its responsibility,” said Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President of the IOC, USA. The main responsibility of the Central Government is to enforce laws to ensure order and stability, and the Modi government has failed on both counts,” Mr. Gilzian added.

Rajendar Dichpally (General Secretary – IOC) said that the riots were a failure on the part of the Government and hoped that the Modi Government would concentrate on reviving the economy and addressing the issue of unemployment, especially amongst the educated instead of raking up divisive issues. He said that India could achieve progress only when there is peace, and all communities work together.

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