BJP MP Yogi Adityanath: Attempts being made to create Kashmir-like situation in Uttar Pradesh

By: | Published: February 9, 2017 6:39 PM

This is not for the first time that Adityanath has said something like this, even in the past he has been quite vocal on the love jihad issue and have mentioned that situation in UP is getting similar to that of Kashmir.

Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kairana, Hukum Singh, Uttar Prasesh ElectionsThis is not for the first time that Adityanath has said something like this, even in the past he has been quite vocal on the love jihad issue and have mentioned that situation in UP is getting similar to that of Kashmir. (Source: IE)

Amidst electioneering in Uttar Pradesh, firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said ,“the issue of ‘love jihad’ is still prevalent in the state and some people are trying to create a Kashmir-like situation in UP.” This is not for the first time that Adityanath has said something like this, even in the past he has been quite vocal on the love jihad issue and have mentioned that situation in UP is getting similar to that of Kashmir.

While speaking to PTI, the BJP MP had also said that the alleged exodus of Hindus from Kairana and ‘love jihad’ were important issues for the party. BJP, he said, will not let Western Uttar Pradesh turn into another Kashmir, a reference to the forced migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s.

During an event organised by a news channel, Adityanath said that “Issues like Hindu exodus from Kairana, love jihad and women’s safety will dominate the poll scene.”

“Yogi is not talking about today, Yogi is talking about future. Exodus is a very big issue for us,” he said, adding that BJP will not let western UP turn into another Kashmir.

Another BJP MP Hukum Singh, in June last year, had claimed that more than 350 Hindus had left Kairana over the alleged threats and extortion by criminal elements belonging to a particular community. The Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur claimed that in eastern part of UP, both Hindu and Muslim population was safe. “In eastern UP, if a Hindu is safe, so is a Muslim,” he said.

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The BJP leader also attacked UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, his government and others for wooing minorities in a Hindu majority society by announcing sops for them. “Political leaders in this country speak against majority community in the name of secularism. Governments in UP give land for kabristan (graveyard), but not for shamshanghat (cremation ground),” he said.

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