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UP: Leave or face ‘Trump-like’ action, posters warn Muslims near Bareilly

Bareilly: Posters asking the Muslim community to leave Jiyangala village or else face “Trump-like” action have come up in the village, situated about 70-km from in Bareilly, police said today.

The posters, found pasted on the houses of the members of Muslims, warned that since the BJP has come to power in Uttar Pradesh they will have to leave the village by December 30 or face consequences, Senior Superintendent of Police Jogindra Kumar said.

District Magistrate Surendra Singh said that the matter has come under his knowledge and the police have been alerted to maintain a vigil.

Soon after getting the information by locals, police teams rushed to the village and took two persons into custody for questioning after lodging an FIR at the Shishgarh police station, he added.

The SSP also said that owners of computer typing and printing shops were also being questioned.

The posters emerged overnight after the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls were announced.

They also warned that if the members of the community do not leave the village they will have to face a situation like their community members were facing under the Trump administration in the US.

The posters were apparently referring to US President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning travel from six Muslim majority countries.

Most of the posters have since been removed by the police and the administration.