Communal clashes in UP making headlines at an international level: BJP

"People are creating anarchy in a planned manner. Police are being attacked and property damaged," said the BJP.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Updated: July 29, 2014 8:48 pm
The recent unrest in UP prompted the BJP to criticise the Akhilesh govt over security lapses in the state. (Source: PTI) The recent unrest in UP prompted the BJP to criticise the Akhilesh govt over security lapses in the state. (Source: PTI)

BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed completely to check incidents of violence and communal clashes.

“People are creating anarchy in a planned manner. Police are being attacked and property damaged. Now incidents of communal clashes in the state are making headlines at international level,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said. Citing a recent US report, which stated that UP saw the maximum number of deaths in communal clashes in the country in 2013, Pathak said that it was “unfortunate”.

The spokesman said the US State Department in its ‘International Religious Freedom Report’ for 2013 has stated that UP experienced the highest number of deaths in communal unrest for the second consecutive year, including the 65 killed in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.

He alleged while the ruling party indulged in politics of vote bank, crime and incidents of communal clashes continued to rise. “As a result not only in the country, but UP is also developing an image of most riot-hit state internationally,” he said.

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    Anubhav Bhargava
    Aug 6, 2014 at 7:44 am
    The concern about UP's international image is welcome but one thing strikes as amusing and that is US has so much concern over human rights violation all over the world but many of those problems are created by the US itself!!!!
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    Citizen
    Jul 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm
    No surprise when they joined hands with pseudo secularists and agreed not to put their candidates in Raebereli and Amethi to facilitate the winning of their partners in fooling the public for the sake of vote bank politics. Jaihind
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