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BJYM protests against move to withdraw ?01 Kanpur riot cases

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 00:12 IST

THE BHARATIYA Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Friday took out a rally against Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and State Cabinet Minister Surendra Mohan Aggarwal. They were protesting against the move to withdraw cases of 2001 Kanpur riots.

When the police tried to stop the procession, there was an altercation between the cops and the agitators. Shouting the slogans against the move, they urged the Centre and the State to stop the Muslim appeasement policy.

They also demanded severe punishment for the main accused of the Kanpur riots that claimed several innocent lives. Later, the agitators handed over a memorandum, addressed to the President of India, to the city magistrate demanding severe action against the rioters under the National Security Act and investigation against the leaders who were lobbying for the withdrawal of cases.    

Addressing the activists, district president of BJYM Srikrishna Dixit said that the ruling parties were playing with the people’s emotions only to garner Muslim support. He urged the activists to be ready for more such protests.