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Congress wants UP govt to give answers on delayed action in Muzaffarnagar

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:32

New Delhi: Congress Party leader Jagdambika Pal on Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to take action against the perpetrators of violence in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.

Jagadambika Pal alleged , "most certainly, they are roaming free on the streets.....In spite of FIRs being launched against some party politicians, there has still been no questioning."

"The state government must give an answer to this because, first, there has been no action taken against the perpetrators and, second, to why there has still been no action taken after such a big riot," he added.

Pal also criticised the opposition for being critical on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi for their visit to the riot-hit area.

"Look, I understand that after a large-scale riot like this one, there is a feeling of insecurity in the people there because victims are still living outside their homes. ....the central government has to go and assess and advise the state government. That is exactly what the Prime Minister did," Pal said.

"Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi went there to ensure the victims were assured of security and normalcy after the riots," he added.

On Monday evening, ten days after it was imposed, the administration lifted the curfew in the area, saying that the situation was again "peaceful."


First Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:32
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