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Mayawati blames UP government for Bulandshahr violence

IANS  |  Lucknow 

(BSP) on Tuesday blamed the government for the violence in Bulandshahr which claimed two lives, saying the "lawlessness" in the state was a result of its "faulty and wrong policies".

In a statement, the four-time Minister said that government was now faced with the same mobocracy it inculcated to make political gains over the past many years.

She said Monday's Bulandshahr mob violence, in which a and a young man were shot dead, reflected that the had lost grip on rightwing Hindu cadres which earlier targeted only Dalits, backward castes and Muslims.

said that announcing financial assistance to the victims' families was not enough and sought assurance from the that such incidents won't be repeated in the future.

The violence broke out after the recovery of some animal carcasses that right-wing groups claimed were of cows.

was shot in the in the violence. A young man was also killed.

Singh was attacked by a mob when he tried to clear the traffic jam caused by the vigilantes carrying the carcasses on tractor trolleys and blocking a busy road.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:26 IST