Hyderabad, August 21 : City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma on Wednesday warned of severe action if anyone tries to forcibly collect donation or “Chanda” during the Ganesh festival to be celebrated from September 9 to 18th this year.
“A section of the public and anti-social elements, taking advantage of the festival, as in the past, are likely to indulge in forcible collection of funds in the name of religion and religious functions,” the Commissioner said. The forcible collection of funds is likely to create religious animosity and hatred among different communities and individuals and is also likely to result in commission of offences and disturb public peace.
Therefore, the Commissioner said such forcible donation or “Chanda” in the name of religion and religious functions would not be allowed. INN