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Meerut: District administration laxity led to communal riots?

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    Meerut, May 11: After Muzaffarnagar clashes, the communal riot on Saturday that led to the death of three persons and left over 50 injured over water issue in Meerut district of western Uttar Pradesh is seen as a failure on the part of ruling Samajwadi Party.

    According to sources, AK-49 rifles were used in Saturday's clashes. Even after hours of rioting, no ambulance or fire brigade services could reach at the clash scene.

    Some rioters were even wearing masks on their faces while attacking at the other group.

    The injured could not be taken to hospitals in the government ambulance 108 but locals rushed them to nearby hospitals in their personal vehicles or in police vehicle.

    The last phase of Lok Sabha elections 2014 is set to take place in Uttar Pradesh on Monday along with other states. The Model Code of Conduct is still being exercised in states, where elections are not over yet.

    During elections, the district administrations authorities have to ensure that all the unlicensed weapons should be seized. Despite the communally sensitive environment, state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav- led SP government failed to procure unlicensed weapons from local people.

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