'BJP govt in MP failed to curb violence against minority'

  • PTI, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 02, 2015 20:46 IST

The Congress on Monday accused the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh of failing to curb violence against the minority community and announced to hold sit-in in the city over the issue on Tuesday.

Coordinator of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee minority cell Mohammad Saleem and its spokesman SM Saud Hasan told reporters that at least 945 communal riots have taken place between 2005 and 2013 after the BJP came to power in Madhya Pradesh.

"As a mark of protest, we are going to hold a massive dharna at Roshanpura tomorrow in protest against the growing violence against minorities," they told reporters.

Saleem alleged that the BJP government in the state was protecting the activists of right wing Hindu organisations, "who had unleashed a reign of terror on the minorities in the name of love jihad, religious conversions and 'ghar wapsi' (re-conversions to Hindu faith from other religions)."

Communal riots have been reported from Raisen, Indore, Ujjain, Khandwa, Harda, Neemuch, Ratlam, Sagar, Betul and others places in the state, he said.

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