Taking cognisance of reports on alleged “migration” of Hindus from Kairana town, an issue flagged by the BJP, the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday sought a detailed report from the Uttar Pradesh government.
“The Home Ministry has asked the state government to verify the allegations and send a detailed report at the earliest,” an official source said.
The BJP raised the issue at its two-day National Executive meeting in Allahabad and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju also said “such migration, if true was unfortunate”.
BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Kairana, Hukum Singh has said that the exodus of people from Kairana and other places in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh should not be given communal colour and viewed through a prism of religion.
The BJP leader on Tuesday released a “fresh list” of people who, according to him, migrated from Kandhla town of Shamli district.
During its meet in Allahabad and also at a rally here, both BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had alleged that the law and order in UP was a matter of concern.
Hukum Singh has said that in addition to Hindus, even some Muslim families also fled Kandhla due to high-handedness of “local goons”.
Local BJP leaders have recently released a list of over 300 people who according to them were forced to migrate from Kairana to other places.
Shah has also deputed a probe team to reach Kairana on Wednesday to find the truth.
The assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are slated for early next year and the Samajwadi Party government in the state is under attack from the opposition, including the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, over the alleged deteriorating law and order in the state.