Extracts of Guidelines on Communal Harmony*

In the event of disturbances like communal disturbances/riots occurring then the maintenance of communal harmony, the prevention or avoidance of such disturbances and measures to provide protection and relief to the affected persons, is a prime responsibility of the State Governments.


  • Preventing a communal riot is far more important than containing it. In this context, the District Administration should carefully assess the communal situation in the District on a regular basis and prepare a profile of the District. They should identify and specify areas which are prone to communal sensitivities and tensions. Areas should be identified as sensitive/hyper-sensitive and, ...

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