Nearly 2 weeks since riots started, there is still the impact of violence in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh, and a fear among the people to come out of their home.
New Delhi: Fresh tension broke out after unidentified persons allegedly set ablaze the main door of a mosque in the Muslim-dominated Ganjdudwara town in Kasganj district, UP on Monday.
According to reports, two police constables, who were on duty in the locality, were suspended for alleged laxity, while a large contingent of police personnel was deployed at the site.
On 25th of January, the Hindu group took up the challenge and decided to go to Chamunda Gate – area which has Muslim majority population, and trouble started on 26 January, when a ‘Tiranga Yatra’, a motorcycle rally taken out by Hindu youth – hoisting saffron color flags started celebrating Republic Day. The procession was organized without granting permission from the authority on Friday.
The clashes took place after a group in Badu Nagar objected to certain slogans. “Hindustan mein rehna hain, toh Vande Mataram kehna hoga” raised by the motorcycle-borne mob, some verbal abuses were exchanged between them too, that gradually turned into physical violence following which the youngsters left their bikes and fled the scene. Within no time fight broke out near Abdul Hamid Chowk, another Mulsim-majority area, that ended up in a firing incident which claimed the life of a man from Hindu community
Following the clash, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appealed for peace in the area and directed the administration to “take strict action against miscreants”
Nearly 2 weeks since riots started, there is still the impact of violence in Kasganj district of UP, and a fear among the people to come out of their home.