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UP CM Yogi withdrawing Muzaffarnagar riots cases on basis of religion: Congress

PTI | New Delhi |

The Congress on Thursday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of withdrawing cases of heinous crimes such as rioting in Muzaffarnagar on religious lines.

Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala alleged that Adityanath was emulating the British by ruling through the policy of “divide and rule”.

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“Can cases be withdrawn because I am a Muslim, I am a Sikh, I am a Buddhist, I am a Jain, I am a Hindu, I am a Parsi? Can cases be withdrawn based on which religion do you belong to?” he asked.

“Can cases under heinous offences, can cases of promoting enmity on communal ground, can cases of denigrating each others’ religion and consequent riots be withdrawn as political cases is an important question that CM needs to answer,” he alleged.

BJP leaders met CM Adityanath on February 5, 2018 and demanded withdrawal of 179 of the 503 cases.