New Delhi :
The Saharanpur district administration has denied permission to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi who was heading to visit the riot-hit district on Friday.
Two people were killed and several injured in a communal clash on May 5 after Dalit houses were put on fire. UP ADG law and order Aditya Mishra said the administration has given no permission to Rahul Gandhi to visit Saharanpur.
BSP chief Mayawati had held the state administration responsible for caste-based clashes that had occured in Saharanpur district this month.
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Had the administration permitted the installation of an Ambedkar statue as well as a procession on ‘Maharana Pratap Jayanti’, the violence would have never occurred, she had said.
In Saharanpur, Mayawati had met those affected by the violence and demanded compensation for them.In Muzaffarnagar also, she had lashed out at the state government for the violence.
“The district administration of Saharanpur did not allow Dalits to install a bust of Ambedkar, while the procession to mark the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap was taken out without any permission,” Mayawati had said.