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Kerala is safe, no need to fear: police chief's promise to migrant laborers

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Loknath Behera Loknath Behera. File photo

Thiruvananthapuram: In a note of reassurance that Kerala is safe for all, state police chief Loknath Behera on Tuesday urged migrant labourers not to be intimidated by the ongoing false campaign on social media.

"Kerala is absolutely safe and the people here do not discriminate against other languages or religions," Behera said here.

He was addressing the media in the wake of reports that many migrant laborers were returning to their states en masse after a false campaign claimed that workers from the north and eastern parts of the country were coming under widespread attacks in Kerala.

Laborers from Kozhikode, Kollam, and Ernakulam had fled the state after the campaign triggered panic among them. The campaign reportedly emanated from West Bengal.

The DGP said the police would conduct awareness campaigns for migrants against the false campaign.

He said the police were trying to pinpoint those who started off the campaign.

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