Jammu, Sep 9: Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Monday condemned the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar where 31 people have died and more than three dozens injured, and alleged that some political parties would try to incite communal tension ahead of the elections.
“I am very sad as to what has happened in Muzaffarnagar. All of us should be careful because elections are coming and therefore, some parties will try and create communal problems. We should fight those parties very strongly,” he said.
The Uttar Pradesh administration has suspended the Station House Officer (SHO) of Fugana and arrested over 130 persons following the riots in Muzaffarnagar, where 31 people have died and more than three dozen were injured in communal violence over the weekend.
The administration has issued shoot-at-sight orders, as the violence has spread to the rural areas. The violence spread to Baghpat district late last night, where one person was killed and four others injured.
According to reports, four BJP MLAs and a former Congress MP have been booked for Muzaffarnagar riots for making inflammatory remarks at a meeting on Saturday of thousands of Jat farmers.
Violence broke out in the Kawal area of Muzaffarnagar on Saturday when members of a community returning from a panchayat meeting in Naglabadhod, three kilometres from Kawal, clashed with members of another community. (ANI)