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Observe all festivals peacefully, don't believe in rumours: Mamata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

on Monday urged the people to celebrate the upcoming Puja and observe the Muslim religious occasion of besides other festivities peacefully and not pay attention to any rumours, while warning them against the culture of riots.

"I want to be observed peacefully and none should believe in rumours. Hindu religion is not imported. It has its roots in Bengal as leaders like Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhansa hailed from this cultural state. We believe that festivals like Eid and Puja are for all and it unites everyone," said.

She criticised attempts to foment riots and indulge in divisive

She pointed out that is being used as a tool for spreading violence and creating riots.

"One section of people is tarnishing the image of by posting some pictures and trying to trigger riots," said the

"But one should remember that spreading fire is easy but dousing it is very difficult. We will not allow anyone to play with fire," Banerjee said on the sidelines of a meeting ahead of Bengal's biggest festival slated from October 15-19.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:46 IST