Concerned over violence unleashed against North Indians in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure their safety and security in that state.
In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Mayawati has asked him to use his good offices in directing the Maharashtra government to ensure the safety and security of life and property of North Indians as well as strict action against those found responsible for violence against them.
Condemning the ongoing violence on North Indians Mayawati alleged that Maharashtra government has so far failed to ensure their security.
Citing constitutional provisions, the Chief Minister said that all Indian nationals had the right to take residence in whichever part of the country they wanted and earn his living as per his fundamental right and being a part of India Maharashtra too is also governed by the same constitution.
Mayawati alleged that the ongoing incidents have created a feeling of fear and insecurity among the North Indians and they were finding living in Maharashtra most difficult.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party of India and Apna Dal also condemned violence against North Indians in Maharashtra.
Sone Lal Patel of Apna Dal has also condemned the incidents.