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BSP, BJP stage walkout in UP Assembly over communal violence

BSP and BJP on Monday staged a walkout in UP Assembly alleging that the state govt has failed to check incidents of communal violence and lodged cases against innocent people in Muzaffarnagar riots. The matter was raised during Question Hour by Congress member Nadeem Javed, who sought to know from the government about the number of riots which took place in the state between March 2013 and Dec 2014 and action taken against the guilty.

He said that 247 riots were witnessed in the state, maximum in the country, adding, social and electronic media were used in the riots and its spread in rural areas too. BJP member Suresh Rana claimed that in Muzaffarnagar riots, FIR were lodged against 11 persons, who were not alive during the riots. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mohd Azam Khan accepted that the social and electronic media were used during the riots, saying it could only be checked through law. He said that those found guilty in inquiry in Muzaffarnagar riots were booked and withdrawing cases against such persons would not be right.

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