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Bishop Mar Joseph Kallaranghatt whereas addressing a non secular congregation in one of many church buildings in Pala (Kottayam) on September 9 had mentioned Catholic women and youth had been turning into victims of “narcotic jihad” and referred to as out authorities for turning a blind eye in direction of the matter.

PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 12:57 AM IST

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday mentioned that strict motion will be taken in opposition to those that strive to disrupt communal harmony within the state. His assertion assumes significance because the state is witnessing a raging debate over the controversial comment of the Pala Bishop on “narcotic jihad”.

“Kerala is a state known for its secular credentials and amity. We have noticed that some forces are trying to disrupt this. Stringent action will be taken against those elements,” he mentioned whereas addressing high officers of the state. He requested police not to spare anybody making an attempt to create division in society.

“We will not allow anyone to spoil the communal amity. Such forces will be dealt with sternly,” he mentioned including individuals who take to social media to unfold hatred will not be spared.

Last week, the CM took cognisance of the Bishop’s assertion saying social evils haven’t any faith and it isn’t correct to put all the things into the account of a specific neighborhood. He additionally made it clear that the federal government will not e-book the senior spiritual chief.

Bishop Mar Joseph Kallaranghatt whereas addressing a non secular congregation in one of many church buildings in Pala (Kottayam) on September 9 had mentioned Catholic women and youth had been turning into victims of “narcotic jihad” and referred to as out authorities for turning a blind eye in direction of the matter. Though the opposition Congress criticised the Bishop in robust phrases initially, later it toned the criticism down.

Actor-turned politician Suresh Gopi, a BJP Rajya Sabha MP, referred to as on the Bishop and pledged assist. “Our meeting was cordial and we discussed all issues,” he mentioned in Pala. Though many spiritual leaders and intelligentsia requested the Bishop to clear the air saying he was solely referring to the social evil (rising use of narcotics amongst youth) he’s but to dilute his assertion.

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