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Violence on counting day? Home Ministry issues alert

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • Common Comments

We have reported earlier in the day that many in India are fearing that there will be violence in India on the counting day (May 23).  It seems intelligence reports too are saying the same.

On Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an alert to the Chief Secretaries and DGPs of different States "regarding the possibility of eruption of violence in different parts of India in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday."

The Centre has asked the States and UTs to maintain law and order, and ensure peace and public tranquility.

"States/UTs were further asked to take adequate measures for the security of strong rooms and venues of counting of votes. This is in the wake of calls given and statements made in various quarters for inciting violence and causing disruption on the day of the counting of votes," reports a news agency.

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