“We belong to Sanatan Dharma and we know what to do and what not to do, but some people are trying to disturb the communal harmony and they will not be spared,” Banerjee said, while urging people to observe the festival with due solemnity and not to get involved in any dirty games.
The Chief Minister said food habits varied from person to person and one should not be blamed for his or her food habits. “It is unfortunate that there are some people who are trying to determine the food habits of others,” she said adding that “we eat fish and chicken some have some other foods, but neither our food habits can be termed as bad or wrong nor theirs can be criticised. It is our independence to select our food.”
Without naming any particular political party, she said on Sunday night some workers of a party were doing cow census and had created trouble in some areas.” Even I had to go and convince people. Those trying to create disturbance will not be spared,” she reiterated.
She said that in some areas after any road accident took place it was often asked to which community the driver or the victim belonged. “This is wrong and those who create trouble will be brought to book,” the Chief Minister warned.
Banerjee said a community might not support a party but for that it should not be tortured. “Bengal’s social fabric is communal peace and harmony and we are going to uphold this long cherished tradition at any cost,” she maintained.
Meanwhile, a high level meeting was held in the city to ensure peaceful observance of Bakrid on Tuesday. The Commissioner of Police and the divisional deputy commissioners on Monday took stock of the situation.
Elaborate police arrangements will be made so that people could offer ‘Qurbani’ peacefully.