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Rahul attacks Modi Govt. after permission denied to visit Saharanpur

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 May 2017, 15:50 IST

After being denied permission to visit riot-hit Saharanpur, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi vented his ire on the Centre while saying that latter is adopting the policy of 'divide and distract' as they have failed to deliver their promises.

"When they fail to deliver they divide & distract. But anger and hatred will not convert into jobs or solutions," Rahul said in a tweet.

Rahul, on 26 may, was denied permission to visit Saharanpur, where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted.
The confirmation of this development was given by Additional Director General of Police Law and Order Aditya Mishra to ANI.

Gandhi was supposed visit Saharanpur to take stock of the prevailing situation.

Clashes occurred on 23 may after Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's visit to Saharanpur, where one person was killed and several others were injured.

The State Government also announced to give compensation of Rs. 15 lakh to relatives of the person, who was killed during this incident.

In the wake of clashes between two communities in Saharanpur, the Yogi Adityanath Government on 25 may transferred 174 Sub-Divisional Magistrates.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit report on the recent worrisome clashes in Saharanpur.

Earlier, Saharanpur District Magistrate Nagendra Parsad Singh was sacked after he was unable to control the clashes between two communities in the area.

On May 5, one person was killed and 16 people, including a head constable, were injured in clashes between the Dalits and the Rajputs in Shabbirpur and Simlana villages.

Reports said that the police stopped the Maharana Pratap procession after some Dalits informed the police. This angered Rajputs, who allegedly resorted to violence.


First published: 26 May 2017, 15:50 IST