Demands a High Level Enquiry from Director General of Police

Port Blair, July 13: The General Secretary, Andaman Mopla Service Organisation (AMSO), Shri Abdul Siddique had demanded a high level enquiry over the incident of communal violence that was reported in Diglipur on 12th July 2022.

In a letter to the Director General of Police, the AMSO Secretary mentioned, “We the people of these Islands, have been proud of our rich cultural diversity and unity of our beautiful peaceful islands. Precisely, called the Mini India, the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is renowned nationwide for its multi-lingual and multi-cultural identity.

However, an incident reported to have occurred yesterday i.e. 12.07.2022 in the Diglipur area of North & Middle Andaman district has deeply saddened and worried us to the core. The incident is a shame and occurring for the first time in the peace loving picturesque paradise of ours. A group of individuals of the region is said to have held widespread protest in the area, conducted bazaar bandh and more notingly vandalized the commercial establishment of a private individual and inhabitant of the area, making huge loss to the incumbent worth more than one crore. The vandalism and protest is said to have made over the issue of cow slaughter in the region. It is reported that the cow slaughter was carried out by another bunch of people, however, to shade the event on communal line, the bunch of miscreants have conducted widespread vandalism in the region targeting one particular group.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands is not known for this. The Islands in the past also due to the professional conduct of the Andaman & Nicobar Police and strict enforcement of law and order has been far away from these kind of activities.

However, with this incident, it is clear that the miscreants have trespassed their reach and involved in dastard activities breaching peace and raising communal tensions in the Islands. It is reported that the minority community are living in fear in the region following the yesterday's event, said the Secretary AMSO.

Andaman Moplah service organization (AMSO) has strongly condemned the violence that occurred yesterday and urged to reveal the communal harmony as before.