A day after the violence in Moradabad district over removal of loudspeakers from a temple, local BJP leaders have sent a confidential report to their party’s central leadership in which they have squarely blamed the minority appeasement policy of the Akhilesh Yadav government for such a situation.
A senior BJP leader told MAIL TODAY on the condition of anonymity that they sent a report to the party president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh in which they have stated that there were 14 mosques on Kanth before Akhilesh took over as Chief Minister in March 2012. “Since then, six more mosques have come up in the area. Those who are constructing it are too poor to construct even one brick wall. But they are busy in constructing big mosques that can accommodate 500 people at a time,” he said.
According to the report, even in Akbarpur Chaidari village in Kanth area, where the problem had started on June 27 when the police had removed two loudspeakers from atop a temple, a mosque is under construction on gram sabha land, the report said. While the district administration was silent on the complaint of the Hindu Jagran Manch leaders to stop the construction of mosque on the government land, they acted quickly on the complaint of some people that the loudspeakers were put up only a few days before the of the month of Ramzan on June 30 to disturb the members of the minority community, the report added.
The BJP leader, however, admitted that while the leaders of the party had planned Mahapanchayat on July 4, it went out of their hand because the local people took over it. Sarvesh Singh, BJP MP from Moradabad, whom Dharamvir, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), on Friday blamed for Friday’s violence, confirmed the facts mentioned in the report. Dubbing Friday’s violence as a public uprising, Singh said: “The public is annoyed of the minority appeasement policy of the state government. It is true that suddenly many people without any known source of income are constructing mosques in Kanth.”
Singh claimed that while one loudspeaker was there atop the temple for the last many decades, the Hindus used to place one more loudspeaker and mikes during Maha-Shivaratri.
~ Mail Today