A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks his silence over Dadri incident and said that Hindus and Muslims should work together to fight poverty than with each other, residents of Bisara welcome the comment, saying that his comments will have “deep impact” in improving situation in the village where a man was lynched to death following rumour of beef eating.
“The Prime Minister’s remarks are very very important from our point of view. I want to thank him for the comments as it will have deep impact in improving situation here. What he has said is absolutely correct and people will be impelled to think over his remarks and act accordingly,” said Sanjeev Rana, village Pradhan (head) of Bisada, told PTI.
Speaking about the situation in Bisada, the village head said, “there is no problem” as a team comprising Hindus and Muslims is holding peace meetings in each part of the village to ensure harmony. The teams are targeting Muslim families especially to see they feel assured of their safety, he added.
“We are taking into confidence Muslim families especially, telling them not be afraid (after what happened 10 days ago). Be it youngsters, elders and women, we are assuring them that such incident won’t recur,” he added.
Modi had said, “Hindus should decide whether to fight Muslims or poverty. Muslims have to decide whether to fight Hindus or poverty. Both need to fight poverty together. The country has to stay united, only communal harmony and brotherhood will take the nation forward. People should ignore controversial statements made by politicians, as they are doing so for political gains.”
Citing the recent comment of President Pranab Mukherjee, the BJP leader had said, “Mr. Mukherjee’s message is the best guidance we can get as a nation. We should follow the path shown by the President.” President Mukherjee had said, “We can’t allow the core values of our civilisation to be wasted. The core values are that over the years, civilisation celebrated diversity, promoted and advocated tolerance, enjoyed plurality.”