As Muslim appeasement crosses all limits, the law and order, communal harmony, peace, development and all seems to be in shamble in UP. The High Court is also extremely disappointed on this Jungle Raj prevailing in the State.
The law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has taken such an alarming turn that the Governor Shri Ram Naik has been constrained to say that he would be sending a report in this regard to the Centre.
In a gruesome incident in Saharanpur around mid-night of October 27-28, two persons—one a restaurant owner and another waiter, were shot dead by point-blank firing by a power-drunk cop reportedly deployed in District Magistrate security. The cop accompanied by another policeman had dinner at a restaurant outside the city railway station at around 11.30 pm. An altercation followed when the cop refused to pay the full bill of Rs 270 and instead paid only Rs 200. The restaurant-owner Shankar Lal and the waiter, a resident of Bihar, insisted on full payment. But in return they received bullets from the cop's service mouser. Both were killed almost instantaneously. The cop having fled the scene towards the railway station was however caught by enraged people and the Government Railway Police (GRP) took him in custody only to transfer the same to the civil police. The incident throws light on the deplorable law-and-order situation in UP about which the Allahabad High Court has said that there is a criminal-police-politician nexus in the State. But it should also be viewed in another light. Just suppose that the persons killed happened to be Muslims instead of Hindus. There would have been screaming headlines in all English dailies and anchors on national channels getting hysterical, mentioning the fact that another “crime against minorities” has taken place. The whole focus would have shifted to the religion to which the killed ones had belonged. As for now, there is hardly any noticeable news in these sections of the media. They don’t seem to have any ‘taste’ for news involving killing of innocent Hindus. Only the vernacular press carried the item.
The spate of communal violence is also leaving the people continuously aghast. This is obviously the result of Muslim aggression fanned by the ruling party. Mulayam Singh Yadav, while addressing a congregation of Muslims about an year ago, had proudly said that the Muslim youth chest gets widened whenever an SP government takes office in the State (jab bhi Samajwadi sarkar soobe me aati hai, Muslim ladkon ke seene chaude ho jaate hain; unhe lagta hai ki unaki sarkar aa gayi). The State has understood quite clearly what the meaning of ‘widened chest’ is. The Muslim aggression is everywhere in full play. The SP politicians and the State apparatus (inclusive of the police force) seem to be closely aligned with the aggression, fanning it and shielding it at all times. The Hindus have little or no chance of getting justice if they are involved in an inter-communal incident with the so-called minority community. Even getting an FIR registered against a Muslim offender is quite a task.
On October 26, at about 9 pm, some Muslim youth tried to molest a Valmiki girl in a mixed locality of Meerut. The aggrieved party could lodge an FIR only after the local Hindus descended there. But the very next day, the police got a cross FIR from the offenders also in order to put pressure on the aggrieved party. Such methods are very much in vogue in UP. Now whatever remains for police to do is to bring the girl and her family to have a compromise with the bullies who, if successful in their design, would have given a life-long trauma to them. Such incidents are order of the day under SP dispensation.
Attacks on Durga idol immersion processions
The week following Vijayadashami festival had a sudden spate of communal frenzy displayed by the so-called minority community. At more than two dozen places, processions carrying Goddess Durga idols were attacked. As many as 25 FIRs have been registered in nine districts for attacks on Durga idol immersion and also attacks by Sunnis on Shia Moharram processions. Most incidents have taken place in Kanpur, Kannauj (from where the wife of the UP Chief Minister is Member Lok Sabha) and Banda.
As per reports, 13 incidents took place in Kannauj District. There are four FIRs in Kanpur and two in Pilibhit. Besides, Fatehpur, Hathras, Balia, Banda, Deoriya, and Siddharthnagar have witnessed one FIR each. According to Satish Ganesh, IG (Law & Order), 102 persons had been detained till October 26. The DGP Jag Mohan Yadav and ADG (Law & Order) have ordered arrests of all other offenders also. People of UP are hoping (probably against hope) that the law is allowed to take its course in these matters to bring the culprits to justice, something unheard of during the current regime.
Ajay Mittal in Meerut