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Many parts of UP may descend into violence: CPI-M

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The said on Wednesday that might descend into violence if aggressive rightwing Hindu groups were not checked.

"If this situation of aggression under the patronage of the ruling party with complete impunity continues, many parts of UP are in danger of descending into spirals of caste and communal violence," leaders Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali told President Pranab Mukherjee here.

The President was told that the formation of a BJP government in had encouraged vigilante groups, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Hindu Yuva Vahini, to attack sections of people with impunity.

"BJP leaders, including elected representatives, have also participated in these attacks," they said.

The leaders' meeting with the President followed the attack on Dalit families from Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur district in by upper castes on May 15.

"The President gave the delegation a very sympathetic hearing and expressed his anguish," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.

"He said he would do whatever was in his power to ensure justice to the Dalits."



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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:52 IST