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Muzaffarnagar riots: NCP upset over clean chit to Akhilesh Govt.

Majeed Memon

New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the report submitted on the Muzaffarnagar riots giving a clean chit to Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh, Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Monday dubbed this development as ‘shocking’ and stated it doesn’t seem to be in keeping with the principal of natural justice.

Memon also said that the disastrous riots in Muzaffarnagar were a ‘black spot’ in the history of Indian social life.

“Shockingly, no political leader has been found whether from Samajwadi Party or from Bharatiya Janata Party to be involved or any way responsible for this trauma. Of course, we have heard very provocative and objectionable speeches were given and probably as the consequences of those provocative speeches the situation became bad to worse,” Memon told ANI here.

Refusing to accept the clean chit given to the Akhilesh Yadav government, Memon said, “We have not seen the report in its totality. So, it would not be proper for us to comment. But I am sure that giving clean chit to everybody, all political leaders doesn’t seem to be in keeping with the principal of natural justice.”

The single-member judicial commission looking into the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots has given a clean chit to both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh Government.

The commission, headed by Justice (Retd.) Vishnu Sahai, instead blamed intelligence failure and laxity on the part of two senior police officials for the violence. (ANI)

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