To avert any further incidents of communal tension in Sirsa, the district administration plans to rope in the youth to spread the message of peace.
Deputy Commissioner Dr J Ganesan has convened a meeting of former and current municipal councillors of Sirsa, asking each of them to identify 10 to 15 youth from their respective wards. Each of these youth, accompanied by the village sarpanch and five other distinguished persons from each ward, will spread the message of peace in villages and cities across the district.
In case they apprehend any kind of communal tension likely to take place in any part of Sirsa, they will immediately report the matter to the police. “The concept has been launched with a view to maintain peace in Sirsa district. The youth will be designated as messengers of peace at the ward level in urban areas and at the panchayat level in rural areas,” Ganesan said.
These messengers will be issued identity cards by the district administration and also be trained in first aid. While being taught on how to maintain peace, the youth will be motivated and trained to deal with any kind of exigencies.
“They will also work in preventing rumours from spreading in villages and cities and ensure that the orders issued by the district administration reach the common man,” a Sirsa administration spokesperson said, adding that a core committee of such peace messengers will be formed, which will be in constant touch with the district administration.
“These messengers will socially create pressure on anti-social elements and no miscreants from outside will be allowed to enter the city,” he said.
In Karnal too
Karnal SP Shashank Anand on Monday honoured eight members of the Community Liaison Group (CLG), which he had set up in May in two police stations of the district. The members, who were given special identity cards on Monday, were assigned the task to solve complaints of non-cognizable offences, petty issues, disputes in their respective areas. As many as 174 people from the district applied for membership, out of which, eight were selected as members of CLG. Till date, according to the Karnal police, the CLG had successfully resolved over 50 such cases.