Minorities, Dalits Most Harassed in Uttar Pradesh: NHRC
Despite Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath proclaiming to have a “zero-tolerance policy” towards violence on minorities, minors, women and Dalits, a recent reply to an unstarred Lok Sabha question regarding the harassment of minorities and Dalits, including incidents of lynchings during the last three years, revealed that the state of Uttar Pradesh has recorded the highest number of such cases.
The minister of state for home affairs, G. Kishan Reddy responded to a question by MP Navaskani seeking information about the instances of harassment and victimisation of minorities and Dalits in the last three years.
According to a report in India Today, Reddy’s response revealed that Uttar Pradesh accounted for 43% of the total number of instances registered of harassment against minorities and Dalits. In addition, the report also pointed out that Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh accounted for a whopping 64% of the total cases of harassment of minorities and Scheduled Castes.…
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