Lucknow, January 30: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday broke his silence on the communal clashes in Kasganj and warned of strict action against the perpetrators. Yogi Adityanath said those indulging in anarchy will not be spared.Also Read - THIS Metro Gets Highest Single-Day Ridership Post COVID-19 Lockdown
His remarks came five days after the Kasganj violence in which one person was killed and two others were injured. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Lifts Night Curfew Across State From Today As COVID Cases Decline | Details Here
“Our government is committed to provide adequate security to each and every citizen. Those indulging in anarchy will not be spared,” UP CM told media persons here. Also Read - GNIDA Imposes Rs 2 Lakh Penalty to Private Contractor For Improper Maintenance Along Greater Noida Road
Yogi Adityanath also warned of strict action will be taken against the perpetrators of violence and no guilty will be allowed to go scot free.
In a major embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, Governor Ram Naik on Monday termed the Kasganj communal clashes as a “blot” on the state and asked the state authorities to initiate measures to ensure such incidents did not recur.
Describing the clashes as “shameful”, Naik said that this was for the first time in the last 9-10 months that such an incident occurred in the state.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday asked the opposition not to politicise the recent violence.
“The incident means that anti-national elements can’t tolerate Tiranaga Yatra. UP government is taking strict action. Such incidents will not be tolerated. It should also not be politicised,” Jyoti said to ANI.
Earlier, BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said miscreants who support Pakistan, can go to any extent to defy the Indian tricolour and are the ones behind the Kasganj violence.
On Monday night, a Muslim shopkeeper’s store was burnt in Kasganj.
“I have been living and working here for the past 20 years. Even though I am the only Muslim among a Hindu majority, we never had any problems,” the shopkeeper said. The police are investigating the matter.
One person, identified as Chandan Gupta, died and two others were injured in the Kasganj violence.
The clash broke out after an unauthorised bike rally was taken out by RSS-affiliated students’ group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the city to commemorate the Republic Day, and some reports suggest that stones were allegedly pelted at them during the roadshow.
(With input from PTI)