'Mass exodus' from Kairana: Law and order situation poor, many more Hindus planning to migrate, says BJP
BJP's Suresh Kumar said that people in the village are living in constant fear and the Akhilesh government is unable to provide them assistance.
Kairana: The eight-member Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation which went to review the situation in controversial Kairana village on Wednesday targeted the Uttar Pradesh government over the deteriorating law and order condition and said that apart the 346 families who have already migrated from the village, many more are willing to do the same.
While addressing a press conference Suresh Kumar spokesperson BJP Uttar Pradesh said that people in the village are living in constant fear and the Akhilesh government is unable to provide them assistance.
"The common man is not feeling safe and is helpless as he has no options but to live in an unsafe environment and the Uttar Pradesh government is fully responsible for this. Today I spoke with many people. The list which was released by Hukum Singh ji only included 346 families from Kairana and 83 of Kandla whwre as in real there are more people who have left the village and there are many more you are willing to do the same," said Kumar.
"The reason behind people migrating is that people are living in atmosphere of fear. People are not getting justice, as when a victim goes to lodge a complaint the police says to combat the matter mutually and this behaviour of the police is saddening and unfortunate," he added.
Kumar further accused the Samajwadi Party government of being a castiest and said the Akhilesh dispensation helps people according to their religious beliefs.
"Uttar Pradesh government looks at peoples religious beliefs and then accordingly offers help or assistance. I believe that all people should be treated equally irrespective of caste according to the constitution. Ever since this government has come people of this village have started leaving this village," said Kumar.
An eight-member BJP team arrived in Kairana earlier in the day 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 now backtracked from his claims.
He has said 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. (ANI)