Centre seeks report from UP on Saharanpur violence

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath violence in Saharanpur inflammatory speeches

Centre seeks report from UP on Saharanpur violence

Earlier, this week, a day ahead of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit, almost 100 odd Musahar Dalit families of Mainpur Deenapatti village in Kushinagar district of the state were distributed two bars of soap, "Lifebuoy" and "Ghari" and a sachet of shampoo, .

Meanwhile, the Centre has sought a report from the state government over Saharanpur violence incidents.

The UP government, however, has held out hope that a new team of district officers in the region would succeed in restoring normalcy in the district within 24 hours.

The Yogi Adityanath government had on Wednesday blamed Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party for fomnting tension in the city.

Authorities in one of the districts of northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state have blocked mobile internet services after clashes broke out between the members of two different castes, police said Thursday.

As per UP police report, 40 people have been injured in the clash till now.

Mishra said the situation is likely to become normal in the next 24 hours.

The request for the specialised anti-riot RAF and the preliminary factual report came after the home ministry asked the state government to send details of the incidents which had taken place in the western Uttar Pradesh district.

The state government said Chandrashekhar Azad associated to a local Dalit outfit Bhim Sena would be arrested soon.

This, incidentally, is not the first time that officials in the state have tried to present a flawless picture before the Chief Minister. Violence again erupted yesterday claiming the life of a man while unidentified gunmen shot and seriously injured another person today. In between, on May 9, about 12 police vehicles were set ablaze and 12 policemen injured.

Talking to media persons at Saharanpur this evening, Home Secretary Mani Prasad Misra and ADG Law and Order Aditya Misra said that strict actions will be taken against culprits of violence and arson and innocent people will not be touched.

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