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Welfare Party of India asks Akhilesh Yadav government to step down
Welfare Party of India asks Akhilesh Yadav government to step down

Welfare Party of India welcomed the serious observation of the Supreme Court that the Akhilesh Yadav led SP government in Uttar Pradesh had failed in protecting the fundamental rights of the people of Muzaffarnagar, where around 60 people were killed and about 40000 were left homeless during the communal riots of last year. Party general secretary P.C. Hamza in a statement asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to step down on moral grounds in the wake of strict and stinging remarks of the Supreme Court. “The UP government not only failed in taking pre-emptive steps to prevent the riots in spite of intelligence inputs, but also failed in protecting the lives of the people once it started. It completely failed in performing its constitutional obligation. It is reported that persons accused of involvement in the riots and even of rape charges still roam freely and have not been arrested. It is a shame for a government that boasts on the socialist ideologies of Manohar Lohia inviting adverse remarks repeatedly by the Apex court. In December last, the court had come down heavily on the state government over reports of infant deaths in the relief camps set up for the riot victims.”

 Welfare Party general secretary however expressed disappointment over the apex court’s refusal for a serious probe on the riots either by a Special Investigation Team or the CBI.  The Party observed such an investigation can only bring out all aspects related to the riots and help to find out the real culprits. Investigation by the present government is a futile exercise and will bring no tangible result, the statement continued. WPI also asked the UP government to strictly and speedily implement the apex court’s direction to distribute five lakhs rupees more to the victims other than the compensation already given, provide government jobs and create a conducive and safe environment so that the victims especially the women can testify fearlessly. The Party requested the Supreme Court to monitor of the imple

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