Kasganj violence demonstrates BJP govts failure: SP leader

03 February, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Uttar pradesh Kasganj violence Shops torched properties vandalised by mob police on spot

Salim, the main accused in the death of a person during communal clashes in Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Wednesday. Visuals of 22-year-old Chandan Gupta participating in the "Tiranga Yatra" is also among the clips that have emerged from the town that remains on edge.

Meanwhile, the BJP MLA from Kasganj demanded that Chandan Gupta, the youth killed in communal clashes in the town, should be accorded the status of a "martyr".

Blame game has been going on in the state over who is responsible for the Kasganj violence. The police and administration controlled the situation immediately, District Magistrate RP Singh told reporters.

Politics over the violence peaked on Wednesday when a Congress delegation, attempting to visit the violence-hit area, was stopped by district authorities in Mirhachi area in Etah on the border of Kasganj district.

Kanpur (U.P.), Jan 29 (ANI): In a shocking statement, Uttar Pradesh Minister Surya Pratap Shahi termed the Kasganj violence as a small incident.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today gave a stern message and said that the government won't tolerate any kind of corruption or anarchy in the state.


Talking with ANI, Gupta said, "Contrary to rumours spread on social media, Rahul Upadhyay is alive".

Speaking for the first time on the issue since the violence broke on January 26, Adityanath had on Tuesday said his government was committed to providing security to each and every citizen.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal carried out Tiranga rallies in five districts of the State. He also said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered to probe the violence. Police said drones were also used to dig the suspects.

There are a dozen persons accused of triggering the violence and inciting mobs on the Republic Day in Kasganj district which led to the killing of one person.

VHP vice-president Sunil Parashar began a yatra from Shaheed Smarak in Agra on Wednesday but it was terminated quickly. A police source said that "there were over 50 youths and one of them had the Indian flag".

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