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Mainstream, VOL 62 No 18, May 4, 2024

Society of Communal Harmony calls for setting up Peace and Harmony Committees - May 1, 2024

Saturday 4 May 2024


[May 1, 2024]


The Society of Communal Harmony condemns and deprecates any attempts whether by word or deed at tearing the social fabric and social peace in India. The need of the times is to establish Peace and Harmony Committees in every City, Town, Mohalla, Basti and Hamlet in our country. Such committees, comprising a diversity of leading citizens would promote good neighbourliness, seek to verify and quell any unfounded rumours, maintain calm and also endeavour to deny civic space to anti-social elements of whatever persuasion. We have had successful examples of such efforts to establish Mohalla committees both before and after independence. Gandhiji and Pandit Nehru, accorded importance to local neighbourhood-level work. Speaking in September 1946 at a meeting of Faizabad residents, Narendra Deva emphasized the need to organize Mohalla Committees: Gandhiji, Jawaharlalji, and Many other prominent national leaders had actively promoted the idea which served to establish timely communication and to remove the basis for mutual misunderstandings arising from lack of communication or otherwise. These serve to fill social voids and to enhance feelings of mental and physical security among residents.

The Society for Communal Harmony, which had been founded by stalwarts like Bishamber Nath Pandey and Maulana Ali Miyan will embark on this mission on May Day, and calls on all like-minded organisations to associate with them in this effort or conduct similar campaigns in their spheres of activity. At this auspicious moment, we recall to ourselves the essence of the message :

Mazhab nahin sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna
Hindi hain hum watan hai Hindostan hamara

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