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BJP leader backs Adityath’s ‘UP to become another Kashmir’ remark

New Delhi, Jan 31: A day after BJP leader Yogi Adityath raked up the issue of alleged exodus of members of a particular community from western Uttar Pradesh,
BJP state unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya on Tuesday supported his claim. “What Adityath ji said is a fact,” Maurya, a Lok Sabha member from Phulpur, told IANS outside Parliament. Addressing a rally in Bulandshahr on Monday, Adityath said western Uttar Pradesh could soon become “another Kashmir”, alluding to the displacement of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley during the early 1990s.
Adityath, who represents Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha, alleged the situation was particularly grim in districts such as Muzaffargar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut. Last year, BJP MP Hukum Singh had alleged that more than 300 Hindu families have left Muslim-domited Kaira because of threats and attacks after the 2013 riots in the area. (IANS)