Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, may have barely completed a month in office, but he’s already facing the heat of disgruntled residents of Uttar Pradesh.
On Sunday, while hundreds of Dalits belonging to Bheem Army staged protests in Delhi, a considerably large crowd gathered outside the government guest house in Moradabad to protest against Adityanath.
The enraged crowd showed black flags as they chanted ‘Yogi ji wapas jao (Go back Mr Yogi),’ reported ABP News. They were protesting against the rising crimes against Dalit community.
Saharanpur has also been witness to clashes involving the upper caste Hindus and Dalits. The BJP government had summarily transferred the SSP of Saharanpur after he refused to bow down to the intimidation of the saffron party MP, Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma.Sharma was accused of carrying out vandalism and traumatising the SSP’s family at their official residence. Undeterred by public condemnation, the MP had then allegedly threatened to get the SSP transferred.
In Mathura recently, a group of gunmen had barged inside a jewellery shop to kill two people. It was only after the locals protested that the state government was forced to swing into action to arrest the culprits.
On Sunday, the video of a young couple pleading for mercy as the members of the so-called Anti-Romeo Squad mercilessly thrashed them, had gone viral.