Rahul on surprise visit to violence-hit Gopalgarh

Last Updated: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 13:10

Bharatpur: Rahul Gandhi along with Union
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh on Sunday paid a
surprise visit to Gopalgarh and nearby areas, which witnessed
bloody clashes between two communities last month.

"The two visited two-three villages in Gopalgarh and
nearby areas this morning. It was a sudden visit," Vijendra
Yadav, SHO, Gopalgarh, said.

"They came by road and entered the district from
Haryana border. After spending around one-and-half-hour in the
district, they left the place," he said.

District Collector Gaurav Goyal said he was not aware of
the visit.

In Jaipur, PCC spokesperson Satyendra Raghav said the
state unit of the party was not informed about the visit of
the AICC general secretary.

On September 14, 10 persons of Mev Muslim community were
killed and few others were injured in violent clashes between
members of Mev and Gujjar communities over a land-related
dispute.

An inquiry into the matter has been referred to the CBI
and a judicial probe is going on into the matter.

Opposition parties, including the BJP, have attacked the
Congress government in Rajasthan for the riots in the
district, alleging the state administration had failed to
protect the rights of the minorities as all the victims were
Muslims.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 13:10

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