RAF to be deployed permanently in Haryana’s Muslim-dominated Mewat region

Rewari: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that a battalion of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) will be deployed permanently in Haryana’s Muslim-dominated Mewat soon to ensure communal harmony.

Rajnath Singh was addressing the ‘Shaheed Samman Rally’ organised by Union Minister of State for Urban Housing, Planning and Poverty Alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh at HUDA ground here.

Rao, who is also an MP from Gurugram, had demanded permanent deployment of RAF along with a training centre for anti-riot troopers in Mewat in view of communal tension in the region.

Addressing the rally, Singh said that all countrymen, be it Hindus or Muslims, should contribute in making a strong, proud and independent India.

He said that owing to the sacrifice of our martyrs, India got independence politically in 1947 but social and economic freedom still remained to be attained and the present BJP government is making all efforts to achieve that.

He said that economic disparity should minimise after the demonetisaion of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. The move could pose problems for the people for sometimes, may be for a month, but it will be helpful in bringing purity (Pavitrata) in politics.

“We are here to provide the type of governance that the people want. There will be no place for corruption. Government is working on it and this will have effect in the working of government machinery, they will also refrain from adopting corrupt practices,” he said.

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Singh said that the heads of neighbouring countries were invited in the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi only to give a message that we not only believe in shaking hands but also in the meeting of hearts.

He said “despite our cordial gesture, our neighbour (Pakistan) resorted to terrorism”, which is a weapon of the cowards.

The speakers paid tributes to the martyrs including Rao Raja Tula Ram and those 5,000 persons who laid down their lives in Nasibpur village in Mahendergarh district on November 16, 1857.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present at the rally.