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Gehlot visits Gopalgarh, urges people to restore harmony

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged the riot-affected people of Gopalgarh area here to restore harmony and not pay attention to provocative statements given by some "irresponsible public representatives".

india Updated: Sep 24, 2011 16:32 IST

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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged the riot-affected people of Gopalgarh area in Bharatpur to restore harmony and not pay attention to provocative statements given by some "irresponsible public representatives".

Gehlot was on a visit to the area which witnessed communal clashes on September 14 following dispute on a public land. Nine people were killed and several injured in the riots.

The chief minister said there were some "irresponsible public representatives" who had tried to worsen situation and due to which burial of four dead bodies could not take place, he said.

Gehlot held meetings with the members of both the communities and urged them to restore communal harmony.

DGP Harish Meena, IG Sunil Dutt, SP Vikas Kumar, Collector Gaurav Goyal accompanied him.

First Published: Sep 24, 2011 16:29 IST

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