Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has swung into action immediately after the oath-taking ceremony and directed the UP Police to take strict action against those involved in the killing of a Muslim man in the Kushinagar district. Reportedly, a man named Babar in the Kathgharhi village of Ramkola police station was lynched by his community members after he had celebrated the victory of the BJP in the just-concluded assembly elections by distributing sweets and chanting slogans of ‘Jai Shree Ram‘.
Muslim man killed by members of his own community
Babar was severely beaten up by his neighbours and relatives on 20th March 2022. The youth was referred to the district hospital and then to Lucknow where he died during treatment on Sunday 27th March 2022.
The Muslims in the area were angry with Babar even after his death. When the body of the deceased reached the village, people were enraged. People refused to perform the last rites of the body.
It was only after local BJP MLA PN Pathak reached the spot that the family got a bit of justice. After the assurance of MLA PN Pathak and administrative officials, the family agreed to perform the last rites. The area MLA himself shouldered the body of the deceased Babar.
आज अपने विधानसभा के अंतर्गत कटघरही में भाजपा कार्यकर्ता बाबर अली जी का अपराधियों द्वारा पीट-पीट कर हत्या के मामले में पुलिस क्षेत्राधिकारी व थानाध्यक्ष रामकोला को कड़ी कार्यवाही करने का निर्देश दिया तथा परिवार को आवश्यक सहायता उपलब्ध कराने का निर्देश कसया उपजिलाधिकारी को दिया!! pic.twitter.com/Y4ZL73L8Cx
— P.N. Pathak (@PNPathakBJP) March 27, 2022
The CM while expressing grief, said that the culprits will be punished, adding that the government would provide all possible help to the bereaved family. The chief minister has also announced a compensation of INR 2 lakh for the family of the Babar.
#UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी ने कुशीनगर के कठघरही गांव के श्री बाबर जी की लोगों द्वारा पिटाई से हुई मौत पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त किया है।
मुख्यमंत्री जी ने शोक संतप्त परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त की है।
उन्होंने मामले की गहनता से निष्पक्ष जांच हेतु अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिए हैं।
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) March 27, 2022
Two of the accused — Tahid and Arif have already been arrested and sent to jail by the police on Sunday. Meanwhile, a team under SHO Khadda has been set up to nab the remaining absconding accused named by the deceased family in the FIR and bring the case to a draw.
BJP has extended support to the family and party MLA from Kushinagar Panchanand Pathak visited the family and took part in Babur’s funeral. Danish Ansari, the sole Muslim Minister in the Yogi Adityanath government was quoted as saying by India TV, “Yogi ji is with the family, they are not alone. Strict action will be taken against the accused criminals will rethink committing such crimes. Zero-tolerance against crime in Uttar Pradesh… this is Yogi’s Uttar Pradesh… only peace will prevail,”
Yogi government is unperturbed by the religion of murderers
While the supposed minority community of the country has been brainwashed to an extent that it will lynch its own members for supporting a nationalist government, the Yogi Adityanath administration is setting a stern example.
While other governments would have swept the incident under the carpet as it would have miffed the minority, appeasement vote bank, Yogi is going all out to nail the criminals.
Such has been the fear of Yogi in the hearts of criminals and mafias that ever since the BJP returned to power in Uttar Pradesh, over 50 criminals have surrendered to police in two weeks.
In Pratapgarh last week, a rape case accused surrendered four days after raping a woman in a toilet near the railway station. The accused gave him up after the police parked a bulldozer in front of his house.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earned the sobriquet of “bulldozer baba” during the recently concluded elections after the heavy machine was deployed by his government to raze the ill-gotten property of criminals and mafias in the state during his earlier stint.
The ‘bulldozer baba‘ image of Yogi Adityanath paid BJP rich dividends in the election as the party stormed back to power for a second consecutive term.
Yogi cleansing the state of the fundamentalist ideology
Similarly, Yogi has taken upon himself to cleanse the state of hotspots of radicalisation. As reported by TFI, Deoband in Uttar Pradesh can be considered the hotbed of radicalisation. However, Yogi Government has left no stone unturned to cleanse the home of Taliban ideology and he has succeeded in doing so.
A few days after Yogi won the election and prior to the oath-taking ceremony; the ATS began its crackdown and picked up two youths from a hostel in Deoband. The suspects are believed to be natives of Bangladesh and Myanmar and are students of a madrasa in Deoband. Their links with Pakistan have also come in the fore as was revealed in the CDR of the mobile numbers of the suspects.
There’s a reason behind why Deoband was chosen. The Yogi government wants to protect sensitive areas from any kind of radicalisation. In 2009, the Combating Terrorism Centre of the US Military Academy at West Point published a report that stated, “Deobandi Islam is the most popular form of pedagogy in the Pashtun belt on both sides of the Durand Line that separates Afghanistan and Pakistan. Moreover, prominent Afghan and Pakistani Taliban leaders have studied in Deobandi seminaries.”
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Yogi appears to be in a no-nonsense mood after gaining keys to the Vidhan Sabha for a second successive time. The reign of fear he has commanded in the hearts of criminals and non-state actors is something that other state CMs should attempt to emulate.
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