"Though, the Prime Minister's response to the divisive policies of certain elements did not come too soon but his assertion on inclusive and pluralistic character of the country should help in sending right signals to the world.

"It will convey that the idea of India continues to offer inspiration for peaceful coexistence of communities and ethnicities," Sayeed said on Wednesday.

Breaking his silence on the recent church attacks, Prime Minister Modi yesterday said his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred and will strongly act against any religious violence.

Mufti expressed hope that the assertion will prove as a "turning point in silencing the loose cannons of extremist schools of thought.
"Most of the people within the country and its well wishers outside had a sense of unease for the past many months over the divisive practises followed by some fringe elements which had created apprehensions among the minorities and a large section of the majority community," Mufti said in a statement.

Mufti expressed hope that Modi's clear message to "trouble makers" would go to the ground level and it would be followed up with action.

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