NEW DELHI: VHP today held "jihadi elements" responsible for the alleged exodus of Hindus from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and asked the Samajwadi Party government to "rein them in" and tighten law and order in the state.
"Jihadis are being encouraged to carry out their activities... VHP calls upon the state government to rein in jihadi elements who are responsible for this exodus and tighten the law and order in the state," VHP joint general ecretary Surendra Jain said.
He hit out at SP leader and state minister Azam Khan over his statements on the Kairana issue and said it only proved the "anti-Hindu mindset" promoted by him.
Jain said the migration of Hindus from Kairana is "unfortunate" and the township, which was Hindu majority 40 years ago, now has only eight per cent Hindus.
"It is not only Kairana in Uttar Pradesh that is a mute testimony to the exodus of Hindus, there are many more places other than Kairana which are also witnessing this trend of mass out-migration of Hindus. Apart from Kandhla, Gangoh and Thanabhavan, there are many other places in Western UP where Hindus are resorting to mass out-migration," he said.
The VHP leader alleged this dismal state of affairs has not come about in one day and "unfortunately the parties that have been governing UP have concentrated more on vote bank politics rather than the interests of the nation and the state. Instead of taking action against the criminals, they provided political patronage to them."