DM’s Facebook post causes embarrassment to UP govt; post taken down now
In a surprising twist to the Kasganj violence that claimed life of one youth, the Bareilly District Magistrate Raghavendra Vikram Singh posted on Facebook that it has become customary for processions and rallies to be taken out in Muslim neighborhoods and raise anti-Pakistan slogans.
Heres what he posted, “Ajab rivaz ban gaya hai. Muslim mohallo me jabardasti julus le jao aur Pakistan murdabad ke nare lagao. Kyon bhai, ve Pakistani hain kya? Yehi yahan Bareilly mein Khailam mein hua tha. Fir patharav hua, mukadme likhe gaye…
This post from an administrative head of a district embarrasses the state government led by Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister.
It need be mentioned that volunteers of organisations like the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Hindu Mahasabha and ABVP had taken out the rally – ‘Tiranga Yatra’.
It so happened that after passing through the Kotwali area, they were about to pass through a Muslim dominated area when some people objected to its passage.
This resulted in heated exchange of words and eventually escalated to firing in which a local youth, Chandan Gupta lost his life.
Shops were vandalized and buses were torched as well and all of this as the rally was taken out on Republic Day.
District Magistrate Singh expressed anger and said that he was hurt at what had happened in the “name of nationalism”.
In another Facebook post, the Bareilly district magistrate asked why “don’t we wave the tricolour and raise slogans against China, which is a bigger enemy”.
Under fire over the violence, the UP government went into damage control mode and shunted out Kasganj Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh to “a less significant post”, it was informed. >