Topic:- Kasganj violence taking place another insight to be introspected The Kasganj’s communal violence which happened on Republic day is still in interrogating environment, as a new video being viralled where it depicts as the group of ABVP and VHP youth, the ones who took out the ‘Tiranga Yatra’, marching towards a Muslim-dominated area being taken from a roof and gunshots can also be heard in the video.
A police source told The Times of India that “there were over 50 youths and one of them had the Indian flag. At least two had revolvers and others were carrying clubs, sticks, while the rest were hurling stones towards the Muslim-populated area. Several shots were fired in the air by youths who were in the ‘tiranga yatra’.
A special investigation team is now looking into the 14-second clip to identify the men seen in it.” An FIR was been filed by the SHO Ripudaman Singh of City Kotwali, it has been stated that “the youths (from the tiranga yatra) were challenging men from the other community when they were stopped from passing through their colony and when the police intervened to pacify them, they didn’t listen and meanwhile, bullet shots were heard from the alleyway i.e. passage between the buildings, after which the (yatra) group started pelting stones on people from the other community and both groups exchanged fire and even targeted policemen.” The response for the violence that erupted which was been given by BJP members was very subjective as it discriminated the vulnerable group.
The two senior BJP leaders including Union Minister Niranjan Jyoti blamed muslim dominated area being depicting anti-national elements and pro-Pakistan people for the violence. On the other hand, the BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said Hindus and Muslims had amicably lived in Kasganj and he added “but there are some pro-Pakistan people who have come as they don’t accept National flag and they only accept Pakistan flag and raise Pakistan zindabad slogans,” BACKGROUND Herein, the scene happened on 26th January’s republic day celebration, where a notorious group from RSS students and also the group of ABVP and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad took a bike rally with national flags from a muslim dominated area.
While the reports also suggest that Chandan was a participant in the rally. The reports also conveys that locals were celebrating Republic Day and asked the members of the Tiranga Yatra to wait till the celebrations were over or join them. A mobile phone video accessed by NDTVshows hundreds of young men, many holding saffron flags, standing at one of the streets. The video depicted that the youths were yelling “vande mataram” and said they won’t stop or change the route with this they also forced everyone from that community need to say “vande mataram” if they want to stay in india. Subsequently the violence started soon after that with stone pelting followed by gunshots firing.
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