Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the BJP of speaking lie to the people and cheating the nation. “They want to spread riots. The Agra incident was the beginning, They are trying to repeat such incidents across the country,” he said.
Several riot victims, including women, staged a dharna and raised slogans in Shahpur town over delay in the arrest of those accused in the Kutba killings in Muzaffarnagar during the communal clashes last year.
Altogether 90 people were killed and 1,688 others were injured in 561 incidents of communal violence in the country this year so far, a decline of 19 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of 2013, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Five people, including two teens, received bullet injuries in the communal clash in Trilokpuri in east Delhi last week. Delhi Police claims their bullets did not cause the injuries and an FIR filed by the police clearly mentions that they fired in "self defence".
The prohibitory orders on gathering and movement of people imposed in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area following a communal clash were relaxed for three hours Tuesday as no fresh violence was reported, police said.
Yogi Adityanath's comment on minorities hasn't gone down well with the Opposition parties. Reacting to his remarks, the Congress leader Rashid Alvi said, “We condemn such remarks. These remarks incite communal violence.”
Quite vocal about his religious views, the BJP MP Yogi Adityanath stroked a controversy when he said that communal riots happen in the places where a particular minority community constitute 20-40 percent of the total population.
Amid tight security, hundreds of people including Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan on Thursday observed the first death anniversary of two youths killed in Kawal village, following which riots had erupted in the district and adjoining Shamli last year.
Taking part in the debate on communal violence in Lok Sabha, the Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of taking riots lightly and warned that the policy of dividing the people will not always work.