Lucknow, Nov 17: Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday said that between April to August this year, six incidents of communal tension took place in the state.
"In UP, six incidents of communal tension were reported between April to August 25, 2014", Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mohd Azam Khan said in Vidhan Sabha.
Khan said this while replying to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Satish Mahana in Vidhan Sabha during question hour. Accusing BJP for flaring up communal incidents, Khan claimed that he, "witnessed shame on the face of the BJP member when he was asking the question".
Alleging that the BJP was taking advantage of communal tension for political gains, he said, "They took benefit of Muzaffarnagar riots. The person, who said 'leave to Pakistan' (for those not supporting Narendra Modi) is a central minister, those having criminal cases against them are MPs."
On controlling such incidents, Khan said that detailed directives have been issued to district police chiefs and district magistrates to check such incidents and act timely to control them. "Continued dialogue and meetings should be held with locals to counter rumours, if any and holding regular meetings of peace committees have been issued," he said.