Chandigarh October 22: Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today said that the State Government is not only committed to ensure the safety and security of the people belonging to scheduled castes in the State but also sensitive towards their rights. He added that those found violating their rights would not be spared at any cost and stern action would be taken against them as per the law.
Mr Manohar Lal who was replying to the queries of media persons after dedicating the new Integrated Licencing Policy to the people of the State here today said that the law and order situation in the State would not be allowed to disrupt at any cost.
On being asked about the incident of Sun Perh in district Faridabad, the Chief Minister said that taking immediate cognizance of the incident and realizing grief of the victim’s family, the State government has provided an immediate financial relief of Rs 10 lakh and announced to give government job to one member of the family. Apart from this, the State government has also ordered a CBI inquiry into the whole incident.
On being asked about the tragic incident at Gohana, the Chief Minister said that he said that the matter is being investigated by the police. The postmortem report is still awaited and the actual reasons behind the incident could be ascertained only after getting both the reports, he added.
In reply to another question, he said that with a view to ensure the effective implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, in the State, regular meetings of State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee and District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees are being held. He said that he has also given directions to hold these meetings at regular intervals while presiding over a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent of Police recently. He also directed them to prepare list of sensitive villages in their respective areas and make efforts to resolve their mutual issues through Vigilance and Monitoring Committees. In case the problem still persists, then strict vigilance should be ensured, he added
He said that after the ouster of previous government, we have convened the meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee on February 26, 2015. The same was not organized by the previous government for the last two years. Apart from this, meetings of the District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees are also being held regularly in all 21 districts of the State. As many as 41 district-level meetings have been held since January 1, 2015, he added.