Kairana exodus: Sangeet Som calls off 'Paidal Nirbhay Yatra'

| Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:58
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Sangeet Som, BJP, Kirana exodus, Paidal Nirbhay Yatra, Shamli

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sangeet Som on Thursday called off his week-long 'Paidal Nirbhay Yatra', by giving a 15-day ultimatum to the government. “We have given a 15-days notice to state Govt to bring back families who've migrated or we'll be forced to come on streets”, said Sangeet Som.

Soon after calling off his week-long march Som said that he will abide by the party’s orders.

Sangeet Soam earlier announced to embark on a foot march across Uttar Pradesh amid claims and counter claims of exodus of Hindu families from Kairana village of Shamli district and said that he would "not let the state turn into Kashmir".


"To the people who are migrating from Kirana, I just want to give them a message that they are safe in Uttar Pradesh. And we will not let Uttar Pradesh turn into Kashmir," Som had told reporters.


"I want to tell them that they should stay here and not migrate. The people, who have already migrated, should realize that the atmosphere in the state is becoming better," he added.


Som further assured that he would not do anything against the law.


"I won't do anything against the law. I am a BJP leader. I always work according to the law. And even today I will abide by the law," he added.


An eight-member BJP team visited Kairana earlier this week to review the situation in the village.


Hukum Singh, who had earlier reportedly said that the Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in the Muslim-majority town in Kairana, has backtracked from his claims.


Singh said earlier on Wednesday that the "migration" of Hindus from Kairana was "not communal" in nature, adding that people are leaving the region due to law and order problems and threats by goons.


According to reports, the police have ordered a probe into the alleged migration after Singh presented a list of 346 families from the Muslim-majority village while claiming that they had to leave their homes after attacks and extortion attempts.

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