13, Oct 2015
Those detained were part of a BJP delegation that was headed to sectarian violence-hit Karhal
These [Dadri] incidents damage the image of the NDA as well as the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It cannot be said to be the intention of the government. MANOHAR PARRIKAR, defence minister When the prime minister can speak on any incident abroad, why is he mum on [Mohammad] Ikhlaq’s killing [in Bisada village]. KUMAR VISHWAS, AAP leader, referring to Sept 28 killing by a mob at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh
MAINP URI/ LU CK NOW:Utt ar Pradesh police detained dozens of BJP members on Monday for several hours to stop them from entering the tense Karhal town, days after sectarian violence surfaced in the area amid cowslaughter rumours.
Angry residents clashed with security personnel and shops and vehicles were torched last week following reports that two butchers had killed a cow, highlighting simmering communal tensions in the state that deepened two weeks ago when a Muslim man was lynched by a Hindu mob in Greater Noida’s Bisada village.