Kasganj Roundabout to be Renamed After Man Whose ‘Tiranga Yatra’ Triggered Communal Strife
The Uttar Pradesh government on January 26 conferred honour to the father of 19-year-old Chandan Gupta who was shot dead while leading an unauthorised ‘Tiranga Yatra’ that led to communal violence exactly a year ago on the Republic Day in Kasganj, western Uttar Pradesh.
State minister Suresh Pasi, along with District Magistrate RP Singh and Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar, paid homage to the deceased, describing him a “honahar yuva” (talented youth), and conferred honour to his father Sushil Gupta in an official celebrations of the 70th Republic Day organised at Kasganj police lines. “We have decided to rename a roundabout within city limits as ‘Chandan Chowk’.…
Notably, the controversial Tiranga rally had triggered a communal violence last year after motorbike-borne youth forcibly tried to pass through a Muslim-concentrated locality – Baddu Nagar – near Bilram Gate, chanting objectionable slogans.… Chandan was an active member of a local group Sankalp Foundation, which allegedly played a key role in instigating the communal strife.…
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