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Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader VD Satheesan on Monday said that the state government is remaining a mute witness to BJP’s efforts in creating a divide between two communities using the reference of `narcotic jihad'. The opposition leader alleged that the state government is unresponsive to attempts of some people to incite hatred using fake IDs on social media.
"If the Catholic Church has a complaint, it must be notified to the relevant authorities. Both communities are requested not to fall prey to the agenda of the Sangh Parivar. If the church makes serious allegations, let the police investigate it. If there is evidence, it should be submitted to the government and action taken. The government has an obligation to inform the public if there is truth in the issue,” the opposition leader said.
He also alleged that the party secretary's response was debatable whether the CPM had an agenda to let the two communities clash with regard to this incident. However, he also stated that Congress doesn’t want to side with any particular community. He called for the communities to find a middle ground and maintain decorum.