SDPI WILL CHALLENGE IN THE COURT AGAINST WITHDRAWAL OF 2013 MUZAFFAR NAGAR RIOT CASES
New Delhi, 29th March 2021: Social Democratic Party of India will challenge in the court against withdrawal of 75 cases on 51 accused including BJP MP & MLAs pertaining to 2013 Muzaffar Nagar riots. SDPI National General Secretary Mohammad Shafi said, withdrawal of criminal cases in connection with Muzaffar Nagar riots is nothing but categorical denial of justice and act of safeguarding the rioters, conspirators and criminals. Yogi Adithyanath government in U.P is very keen to protect the MLAs, MPs and leaders of BJP who were main culprits to instigate the rioters to loot, arson and killing the people in Muzaffar Nagar. Instead of taking necessary steps to speed up the cases of Muzaffar Nagar riots, the UP Government trying its full capacity to hush up the cases by this type of crooked tricks.Mohammad Shafi said, Muzaffar Nagar riots in 2013 was one of the terror chapters of Communal attacks in Independent Indian history in which 65 people were killed, 92 injured and more than 50,000 people were displaced which saw widespread condemnation within and out of the country. It was a well known fact that Uttar Pradesh Minister and Thana Bhavan MLA Suresh Rana, Sardhana BJP MLA Sangit Som, BJP MP Bhartendu Singh, Muzaffar Nagar Sadar MLA Kapil Dev and VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi were instigated the violence in Nangla Mandaur Maha Panchayath by delivering provocative violent speeches and called the people to take revenge on Muslims in Muzaffar Nagar. The accused were booked under IPC Sections 188 (joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapons), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant), 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion, etc., and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 341 (wrongful restraint), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage). Shafi reiterated that, the UP government is acting a discrimination policy favoring communal goons and criminals by filing 175 charge sheets against 510 criminal cases in connection with Muzaffar Nagar riots. Shafi said SDPI will take up all measures to challenge in the court against withdrawal of 75 criminal cases against 51 accused.