New Delhi, May 5 : Congress leader Jitin Prasada has claimed that Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh were subjected to targeted killing, adding that public grievances could not be redressed amid the lockdown.
He questioned Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath when this “suppression of one community” will end and why no action had been taken against the culprits.
“Brahmins are being targeted in this regime. Criminals are taking advantage of the lockdown since the victims or their families cannot seek justice as district officials are not meeting anybody. Where do he people go to seek justice?” the Congress leader said.
He said that after a family of five was found dead in Etah, others killed included Satish Sharma and Sanjay Shukla in Prayagraj, and Anuj Sharma in Meerut.
“Once things normalise and the lockdown is lifted, we will not rest until justice is given to the victims,” Jitin added.
The Congress leader said that the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh was not doing much to curb criminal activities, adding that criminals were on a killing spree during the lockdown due to which the crime graph had gone up.
In the Etah case, the kin of five members of a family found dead had alleged foul play while the police said the crime was committed by someone from within the family. The oppostion Congress had demanded a fair probe.
The Congress state unit has tweeted about “jungle raj” in Uttar Pradesh, adding that “during lockdown murders are taking place… Yogiji, please come out of publicity, law and order has collapsed.”