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Rajnath to visit Ajmer Sharif to promote communal harmony

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday said he will soon visit Sharif shrine in to promote the spirit of communal harmony.

The made the announcement at the 21st meeting of the governing council of the (NFCH) here.

An official release quoting said he will soon visit the with members of NFCH governing council to promote the spirit of communal harmony that the shrine symbolises.

is a shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located at in It is venerated by both Muslims and Hindus.

In a written reply to the Parliament last month, Union of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir had said a total of 822 communal incidents took place in the country in 2017, whereas as many as 703 such incidents occurred in 2016 and 751 incidents in 2015.

Among the states where the highest number of such cases took place in 2017 include (195 incidents), followed by (100), (91), (85) and (60), among others, he had said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:38 IST
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