Violence in the western UP town was a pre-planned conspiracy’
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh assembly Friday witnessed repeated adjournments and walkout by the opposition demanding a probe into the Kasganj communal flare-up by a sitting high court judge.
Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury claimed that the violence in the western UP town was a “pre-planned conspiracy”.
The demand was supported by Congress and BSP members.
“Kasganj is still burning. The violence was a pre-planned conspiracy. Muslims were deliberately attacked and police remained mute spectator,” Chowdhury, a Samajwadi Party MLA, said.
Armed with copies of CCTV footages and other videos of the incident in his hand, Chowdhury said, “I am talking with proof that shops were burnt and a particular community was targeted and police were involved in it. The VHP, Bajrang Dal and similar organisations deliberately attacked Muslims due to which violence erupted and one person died in the firing.”
He also demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation to the victim’s family and said that those affected in the violence should be compensated by the government without any discrimination.