Mangaluru, Aug 30,2017: District in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Tuesday said that he will lead a peace march — Samarasyakkagi Nadige, from Farangipete to Maani in Bantwal taluk on September 12.
Mr. Rai told presspersons here that the walk is aimed at ushering in peace in the region that witnessed disturbances recently. It would be an apolitical rally; but he would not like participation either from the right wing organisations, including the BJP, or the Social Democratic Party of India as he believes both were responsible for the trouble.
The walk would start at 10.30 a.m. from Farangipete; and upon its culmination at Maani, a public meeting would be held. Mr. Rai urged all peace-loving citizens of the district to participate in the walk and the meeting.
The Minister said that several people had demanded that he hold a peace march when several untoward incidents occurred in the district in the recent past. He had planned the peace march in response to such requests.
He would invite leaders from social and religious organisations too.
The peach march is not being organised under the banner of any political party and it is open to all peace-loving citizens, he clarified.