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Bulandshahr incident planned to hike communal tension: CPI-M

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Condemning the violence in which a and a civilian were killed, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it was planned to hike communal tensions ahead of the 2019 polls.

"We strongly condemn the brutal killing of by a mob in district of Along with him an innocent bystander was also shot dead," the Communist Party of (CPI-M) said in a statement.

"The sudden eruption of violent protests took place on the pretext of cow slaughter due to carcasses found in dubious circumstances in a village in Siana area. This fits in with the pattern of the (VHP) and other Hindutva outfits instigating communal tensions," it said.

"Such incidents are planned in view of the forthcoming elections. The communally provocative speeches being made by have also created an atmosphere for the mobs to act with impunity," it added.

The party demanded "firm action" against the perpetrators of the Monday violence and steps to ensure that no communal incidents occur.

VHP activist Upendra Raghav, and district have been named in the FIR (First Information Report) in the wake of the violence.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:14 IST