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Yogi dials up Rupani over 'attacks' on north Indians in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

said Monday he

had called up his counterpart over the reported attacks on north Indians in the western state and was assured that the government there would ensure the safety of all.

The told me over the phone there was no incident in the past three days and that he had appealed to people against paying heed to any rumour, Adityanath said here.

"is a peace loving state and a Those who do not have any issue (to criticise the state government) spread such rumours. Those who do not want development spread rumours," Adityanath said.

Some north Indians living in Gujarat had called me and I told them also, not to pay heed to the rumours, and on keeping the local administration and government in confidence, Adityanath said.

He asked everyone to cooperate with the while hailing the steps taken by the Gujarat for maintaining peace and normalcy, an official spokesman said.

Non-Gujaratis, especially those hailing from and Bihar, were reportedly targeted in several parts of the state following the arrest of a native for allegedly raping a 14-month-old girl in district last week.

The attacks took place after hate messages against non-Gujaratis, particularly those from and UP, were circulated on the social media, according to officials.

On September 28, a 14-month-old girl was allegedly raped in a village near Himmatnagar town of district, around 100 km from Ahmedabad.

Chief Minister also said Monday that he spoke to Rupani and expressed concern over the attacks on non-Gujaratis.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:35 IST