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Aligarh violence: CPI(M) demands judicial inquiry

The party said the state government should immediately take steps to check the activities of communal forces .

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 17:11 IST

Demanding a high-level judicial inquiry into the role of police during the recent communal violence in Aligarh, the CPI(M) on Tuesday asked the Mulayam Singh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh to take immediate steps to ensure peace and harmony in the state.

"In the recent period a number of incidents of communal provocation and violence have occurred in UP, the communal riots in Mau being one of the major ones. The state government has not taken these incidents seriously and the administration has been lax in responding firmly to communal activities," the CPI(M) politburo said in a statement in New Delhi.

The party said the state government should immediately take steps to check the activities of communal forces "bent upon disturbing peace and harmony".

The CPI(M) claimed the trouble at Aligarh began at a spot which had a history and if police and district administration had firmly intervened, vested interests could not have succeeded in spreading violence.

"Firm action needs to be taken against those who have perpetrated or instigated the violence. The role of police at various levels needs to be investigated by a high level judicial team," it said.

The CPI(M) Politburo also expressed deep shock over the fire at Meerut which claimed more than 50 lives and expressed sympathy with all families who lost their kin and those who have suffered injuries.

The party demanded action against the organisers and the officials who have allegedly neglected their responsibilities.

First Published: Apr 11, 2006 17:11 IST