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Fresh violence erupts in Saharanpur after Maya’s visit

After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati’s visit to Saharanpur district, yet another incident of caste clashes was reported in which nearly a dozen persons were injured.
As reported, soon after BSP chief left from Shabbirpur village a group of people was attacked by the miscreants after they were returning from BSP’s program. “The Dalits returning from the program were stopped near Chandrapur village. The other side incited them which lead to clashes. In the clash the Dalits were attacked with swords,” a local told What the beep over the phone.
Many persons with sword injuries have been taken to the district hospital in Saharanpur district for treatment where a couple of them are in serious condition.
Before the arrival of BSP Chief Mayawati, the Shabbirpur village was turned into a fortress with heavy deployment of police force. But still, the tension was escalating between Dalits-Rajputs.
It was reported by the unconfirmed sources, that some miscreants attacked the houses belonging to the Rajput community, after which the tension escalated.
Earlier, Mayawati who was coming by road reached the venue at 4 pm. After addressing the people she went to meet the victims of recent violent clashes and gave compensation amount to the family members.
The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has swung into action and has called an emergency meeting with DGP Sulkhan Singh and other top administrative officials at Lok Bhavan to discuss over the escalating tension in Saharanpur district. Meanwhile, the police officials from the adjoining districts have been directed to reach Saharanpur to restore peace in the region.
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