Udupi: Refuting claims that Bhatkal is turning into a terrorists’ hub, Karnataka Home Minister K J George said that even though four men who were arrested in Bhatkal for allegedly having links with terror group, the place is safe to live.
“People in Bhatkal are peace loving and lead a harmonious life. Tagging them as terrorist is not a right thing as they work towards the development of the town. The coastal town should not be labeled as a terror hub for the mistakes of few,” said George to the presspersons while attending a church programme in Shirva on Saturday.
Speaking further he said that terrorism does not have its existence only in Karnataka but has its routes across India.
“The State and Central government should work hand-in-hand to come up with strategies to curb the problem. State government will not spare terrorists. People representatives should act responsible, instead of issuing irresponsible remarks over the terror problem,” he added.
Appreciating the duties of Police department, the Home Minister said that the department has acted swiftly by arresting the alleged four terrorists from Bhatkal.