Rajnath Singh calls up Akhilesh Yadav; asks to ensure peace

The home minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also conveyed to the chief minister that the Central government would provide all assistance, including paramilitary forces, to the state government to maintain law and order.

hidden July 26, 2014 20:06:33 IST
Rajnath Singh calls up Akhilesh Yadav; asks to ensure peace

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the state in the wake of violence in Saharanpur and offered all help to contain the situation.

Singh telephoned Yadav and expressed his concern over the violent clashes that broke out between two communities in the Western Uttar Pradesh town and asked the chief minister to take all possible steps to ensure peace in the state, particularly in Saharanpur, official sources said.

Rajnath Singh calls up Akhilesh Yadav asks to ensure peace

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

The home minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also conveyed to the chief minister that the Central government would provide all assistance, including paramilitary forces, to the state government to maintain law and order.

Two persons were today killed and at least 12 others injured as violent clashes broke out between two communities over a land dispute in this western Uttar Pradesh district with mobs indulging in brick batting and arson, prompting authorities to clamp curfew.

Tension prevailed in the district and a large contingent of security personnel including those of police, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the area and paramilitary forces have also been called.

Saharanpur is nearly 170 km from national capital Delhi and 560 km from state capital Lucknow.

PTI

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in Fatehpur; family alleges murder after failed rape attempt
India

Uttar Pradesh: Two Dalit sisters killed in Fatehpur; family alleges murder after failed rape attempt

The bodies of the victims with injury marks in the eyes were retrieved from a pond in a village in Asodhar area of Fatehpur district, said the police

UPPSC Recruitment 2020: Appy for vacancies in higher education, public works and other departments
India

UPPSC Recruitment 2020: Appy for vacancies in higher education, public works and other departments

The online application process for Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) Faculty Recruitment 2020 began on 24 November. Candidates can apply till 24 December

''Love jihad': Uttar Pradesh cabinet clears ordinance against 'unlawful' conversions
India

''Love jihad': Uttar Pradesh cabinet clears ordinance against 'unlawful' conversions

UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said punishment under the new law is a jail term from one to five years, and a fine of Rs 15,000