After the tragic incident reported in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav condemned the violence and demanded the action against the culprits. In a tragic incident being reported from Uttar Pradesh, one person lost his life while over a dozen were left severely injured after the clashes broke out between two communities in Kasganj district. As per reports, the communal clashes broke out as the two groups were taking out unauthorised rallies to mark the Republic Day. “Forty-nine people have been arrested in the connection with the clash. The section 144 is still imposed while the borders have been sealed”, said RP Singh, Kasganj District Magistrate. Taking the cognizance of the clashes, the UP Police have pulled up over two dozen of people and have also clamped curfew in the affected areas of the district.
Stating that the situation is under control, Inspector General (IG) of Police in Aligarh, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta said, “Additional police force has been called in from adjoining districts to maintain law and order and restore peace and harmony.” Reports suggested that the clashes broke out when members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and some other Hindu organisations took out a Tiranga Yatra to mark the festivities of the Republic Day. Later, when the rally reached Bilgram Gate area of the district, people from the rally raised ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ and ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ slogans while passing through Hulka locality — a Muslim majority area.
The people from the raised their objections over the sloganeering raised by the people of the unauthorised rally. Commenting on the matter, the police said what triggered the clash was when a member of a group slapped the youth of another group. Following the verbal spat, the two groups started pelting stones at each other. Official reports suggested that one man died after being shot at while the other was injured after being shot in the leg. The injured people were later shifted to the nearby hospital.
The following matter once again raises questions over the governance by UP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as on January 26, the day when India celebrates its Republic Day it is the duty of authorities to make sure no such incident takes place.