Nirbhay Yatra failed to reach destination of Kairana
Meerut/Shamli : Protesting the reported Hindu migration from Kairana in Shamli district, the much-publicised 42-km ‘Nirbhay Yatra’ of BJP MLA Sangeet Som to Kairana had to be stopped abruptly as Uttar Pradesh government had already imposed ban in order to maintain law and order in the western UP.
Som, the MLA from Sardhana, had announced the Yatra to be brought out from his residence in Sardhana town in Meerut to Kairana but it was stopped after it travelled about two kms.
The local administration had quite a task at hand as thousand of BJP workers had gathered at the residence of Som raising inciting slogans. In a display of strength, they reportedly waived arms before culminating the Yatra.
Som, later gave an ultimatum that he will take out the Yatra again if migrated Hindus are not rehabilitated in the area.
BJP disowned ‘Nirbhay Yatra’
- The BJP distanced itself from the Nirbharaya Yatra
- State BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya said that he had nothing to do with this Yatra.
- Hukum Singh, the BJP MP from Kairana, who had raised the Hindu migration issue, was also opposed to Yatra of Sangeet Som.
What Sangeet Som said?
“I have not received any message of Hukum Singh,” Som said.
It may be mentioned that BJP MP Hukum Singh advised Som to be away from the Kairana Hindu exodus.
Ban by UP Government:
” No body will be allowed to tamper with the law and order of the state and will be dealt with a heavy hand,” UP Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad told newztrack.com in Lucknow. The strict directives had already been issued for all the districts in the western part of the state where threat to harmony was being perceived in the light of some ‘Yatras’, he made it clear. adding, the DGP said he was personally supervising the whole situation.
Samajwadi Party’s Sadbhavna Yatra:
- The Samajwadi Party leader in Meerut Atul Pradhan’s had announced to counter Nirbhaya Yatra by bringing out Sadbhawna Yatra.
- He alleged the BJP leaders were out to fan communal hatred and SP will not allow their nefarious designs to succeed.
- It may be recalled that Sangeet Som, who is a vocal Hindu face of BJP, along with Hukum Singh was charged with delivering hate speech during Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.
BSP charges BJP and SP both:
- Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party has alleged that BJP and SP are two sides of the same coin when it comes to foment communal disharmony.
- Both the parties are fanning communal passions in furtherance to their political motives.