Village tense after Adityanath’s outfit enters land row, ‘150 Muslim families leave homes’

Heavy police force including PAC personnel have been deployed in the village to prevent any disturbance.

Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lucknow | Published:February 25, 2015 2:12 am
Yogi Adityanath, Adityanath land row, Adityanath muslims land row, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh news, India news, nation news A locked gate at the house of a Muslim resident that was abandoned in UP’s Kushinagar district. (Source: Express photo)

Tension prevailed in Madhopur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district after 150 Muslim families reportedly left their homes Monday, fearing a backlash from BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) over a land dispute. Heavy police force including PAC personnel have been deployed in the village to prevent any disturbance.

Kushinagar additional district magistrate Ram Kewal Tiwari admitted that there is tension in the village. “It is a property dispute. There was a minor clash and we deployed PAC. HYV is active in this region and they often hold meetings, but we handle the situation,” Tiwari claimed. He, however, denied that Muslims have left the village.

HYV held a meeting at Madhopur on Monday to show solidarity with the village’s Hindus following a property dispute. The outfit has reportedly given call for a Hindu mahapanchayat on March 3 if its demand of handing over possession of a 1.5-acre disputed plot to a Hindu villager is not met.

“We had gone there to show solidarity with our worker Digvijay Kishore Shahi who was assaulted by a Muslim when he resisted their move to grab his land. Since the Muslims have done wrong, they have fled. We are not responsible,” Sunil Singh, state president of HYV said.

He added: “Digvijay owns that land. The district administration admitted it but refused to hand him the possession before Holi claiming that communal atmosphere will be vitiated. We cannot wait for that long. On March 3, we will hold a Hindu mahapanchayat”.

Locals said the issue erupted following a land dispute between Digvijay Kishore Shahi and another villager Ameen. The 1.5 acre plot belonging to the gram panchayat is close to the village and both groups are staking claim to it.

On February 13, a clash broke out between the two groups. Muslims claimed that nearly 1,000 HYV workers attacked them. The district administration deployed PAC and a case was registered on Shahi’s complaint. Two Muslim men were arrested.

“We continued to stay in our village after the incident. But, HYV announced a big meeting on February 23. We sought help of local administration but no one came forward,” Aurangzeb (22) said.

Social worker Mohammad Anwar Siddiqui said: “Police told villagers told to leave the village before the HYV.”

Aurangzeb said Muslims left the village on February 22 to avoid confrontations. He added that the HYV meeting was attended by nearly 1,500 workers, including state president Sunil Singh. Provocative speeches were delivered during the meeting.
The Muslims are yet to return home, he claimed.

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    asad khan.
    Mar 21, 2017 at 8:08 am
    when you are going to choose leader who is mentally sick and illitrate such events will happen. Be sure until he is there such events will be daily routine
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      santosh satpathy
      Feb 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm
      This is today's quota story. One story a day from Indian express the of so-called hindu fringe elements irrespective of relevance.
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        changingtimes
        Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
        I just wonder where were these cowards hiding under UPA rule? We never heard of "ghar wapsi" and attack on churches when BJP was not in power. Suddenly termite has come out of the wooden because they know police and law is on their side. This is cowardliness, they dont have guts to fight if law and police is not on their side..
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          changingtimes
          Feb 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm
          I just wonder where were these cowards hiding under UPA rule? We never heard of "ghar wapsi" and attack on churches when BJP was not in power. Suddenly termite has come out of the wooden because they know police and law is on their side. This is cowardliness, they dont have guts to fight if law and police is not on their side..
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            Abdullah Joypuri
            Feb 25, 2015 at 11:25 am
            BJP and its supporters are doing all misdeeds in the name of religion. The Law and & administration agencies are also supporting them. India is for Hindus The Indian minorities should be careful.
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              HL
              Feb 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm
              arfan bhai, tum jaise brainwashed budhdhu kaafi ho India ko barbaadh karne ke liye aur outside forces ki zaroorat bhi nahin.. iss article mein kuch facts hi nahin hain bas hindu logon ko badnaam karke apne paise kamaane wale log hain in Indian Express wale..
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                HL
                Feb 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm
                yeah exactly.. these people know only living in donations and raising offsprings.. contribution toh kuch nahin hain in saalon ki..
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                  HL
                  Feb 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm
                  what a poor reporting from IE, what is background, who started this quarrel, who is more hared, who is following peaceful way.. blah blah blah.. IE just using bull$hit methods to attract readers to this pathetic article..
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