UP: Posters asking a community to leave village or face Trump-like action

Posters asking a particular community to leave Jiyangala village or else face "Trump-like" action have come up in the village, situated about 70-km.

Published: 17th March 2017 05:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 05:11 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

BAREILI: Posters asking a particular community to leave Jiyangala village or else face "Trump-like" action have come up in the village, situated about 70-km from here, police said today.     

The posters, found pasted on the houses of the members of a particular community, warned that since the BJP has come to power in Uttar Pradesh they will have to leave the village by December 30 or face consequences, Senior Superintendent of Police Jogindra Kumar said.     

District Magistrate Surendra Singh said that the matter has come under his knowledge and the police have been alerted to maintain a vigil.     

Soon after getting the information by locals, police teams rushed to the village and took two persons into custody for questioning after lodging an FIR at the Shishgarh police station, he added.     

The SSP also said that owners of computer typing and printing shops were also being questioned.     

The posters emerged overnight after the results of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls were announced.     They also warned that if the members of the community do not leave the village they will have to face a situation like their community members were facing under the Trump administration in the US.     

The posters were apparently referring to US President Donald Trump's executive orders banning travel from six Muslim majority countries.     

Most of the posters have since been removed by the police and the administration. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018