Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has sent a “special” report prepared by the state government to President Pranab Mukherjee on the alleged migration of Hindus from Kairana, Mathura’s Jawahar Bagh incident as well as the Dadri lynching.
“The Governor sent a special report to President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday,” a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said on Sunday.
The report was submitted by state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to the governor on June 26.
A controversy erupted over BJP MP Hukum Singh’s claim that Hindus were forced to ‘migrate’ from Kairana, which was affected in the 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and its surrounding areas, due to law and order issues.
The Centre had sought a detailed report from Uttar Pradesh government on the issue. Samajwadi Party, however, trashed charges of “exodus”, accusing the BJP of vitiating the communal atmosphere in the state ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls.
Mohammad Akhlaq, 52, was beaten to death on September 28 last year in Bisahra village of Dadri by a mob infuriated by rumours that he and his family had stored and consumed beef, triggering a fierce debate over intolerance in the country.
Violent clashes broke out between the police and illegal encroachers during an anti-encroachment drive at Jawahar Bagh on June 2 leaving 29 people dead including two police officers.
In his report, Yadav had apprised Naik on action taken on his directive over the grabbing of government land and encroachments in Mathura.
The CM said that letters were sent to all divisional commissioners, through the Chief Secretary, seeking information about when and how much land was grabbed and what was its market value. Information has also been sought on what action should be taken to remove encroachments.