A local court has fixed October 13 for hearing of a case of violation of prohibitory orders against 61 people, including Union Minister of State for Agriculture Affairs Sanjeev Balyan, in connection with the riots in the districts last year.
Amid the controversy over the Centre according Z security to BJP MLA Sangeet Som, a Muzaffarnagar riots accused, UP government today said no inputs were taken from it on the issue even as it maintained that it will continue to provide him Y category security as per a High Court order.
The situation in Moradabad district continues to be tense on Saturday as state BJP unit members led by MLA Sangeet Som have planned a protest in the area against SSP Dharamvir, who held the party responsible for stoking communal tension in Kanth.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) of Moradabad, Gulab Singh, said here on Saturday that the situation is under control a day after clashes between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protesters and the police on the Kanth railway tracks.
The issue of holding of a `mahapanchayat` in Kanth area on Friday turned into a violent protest, during which BJP leaders including four MPs, and an MLA who was accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots were detained.
Bahujan Samaj Party has demanded the Election commission to ban BJP MLA and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som from campaigning in Faizabad and Ayodhya, saying that his presence will spark "communal disturbances" in the area.
The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appealed to courts to cancel bail of at least 50 persons accused of playing a role in the last year`s Muzaffarnagar riots, claiming that they could try to disturb peace during elections.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said that BJP and Narendra Modi have shown their true colours by honouring those MLAs of the party who are facing charges of having fomented recent riots in Uttar Pradesh.
Undeterred by criticism from rival political parties, the BJP on Thursday honoured two of its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, who have been accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, in Agra where its PM candidate Narendra Modi is due to address a rally.
A controversy has been sparked with BJP deciding to felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, at Narendra Modi`s rally in Agra on Thursday.