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Rajnath to visit Ajmer Sharif to promote communal harmony

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will soon visit the in to promote the spirit of communal harmony, an official statement said.

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

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

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

Last month, of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in Parliament had said that 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), (60) besides others, he had said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:45 IST