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Mathura violence: Clash ends with 24 lives, it's time for politics now

After Two-long Days, Clashes In Mathura Have Now Come To A Rest After 24 People Lost Their Lives Including SP And SHO Of The Area. The Prime Accused Ram Briksha Yadav May Have Made An Escape From The Place Of Incident But Ample Room For Politics Have Been Created And It’s Now Time When Politicians Will Come Forward To Ensure Safety And Security To Fetch Maximum Votes For Their Respective Parties.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 04 Jun 2016, 07:31:15 AM


After two-long days, clashes in Mathura have now come to a rest after 24 people lost their lives including SP and SHO of the area. The prime accused Ram Briksha Yadav may have made an escape from the place of incident but ample room for politics have been created and it’s now time when politicians will come forward to ensure safety and security to fetch maximum votes for their respective parties.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has already admitted that there were "some lapses" on the part of the police in Mathura as there was no information about protestors carrying such heavy ammunition.

"There were some lapses. Police should have gone with full preparation and after holding talks, but there was no information that they would be having so much (arms and ammunition," Akhilesh told reporters on the sidelines of a programme.

He said an inquiry was being conducted by Agra Divisional Commissioner and warned that those found guilty would not be spared.

24 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in the clashes between police and encroachers in Jawahar Bagh in Mathura yesterday when police were trying to evict illegal occupants, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, on the Allahabad High Court orders.

Amid boil, Center blamed the whole incident on UP government.

"Definitely there was lapse," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.

He was replying to a question on whether there was lapse on the part of the Akhilesh Yadav government in handling the situation.

Rijiju said the "unfortunate" incident in Mathura was a matter of "grave concern" and condemnable and action must be taken to improve the situation.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Akhilesh Yadav and took a note of current situation at Jawahar Bagh.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also came up slamming the Akhilesh government.

"Unabated violence is a stark reminder of the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh", the Congress Vice President said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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First Published : 04 Jun 2016, 07:28:00 AM