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Mayawati alleges cow vigilantes harass poor Hindus

08 May 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
Mayawati says poor Hindus victims of cow terror

BSP Supremo Mayawati alleged that right-wing cow protection groups were committing atrocities against poor Hindus in UP. She said "Anarchy is being spread in the state in the name of Hindu Yuva Vahini."

Criticizing Yogi Adityanath's government she said "the BJP government has failed to act against the culprits."

She added that the situation in Uttarakhand was also the same.

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08 May 2017Mayawati alleges cow vigilantes harass poor Hindus

AllegationsDalits, poor people being targeted - Mayawati

Mayawati was speaking at a meeting of the BSP's Utarakhand party.

She stated that under BJP governance, dalits and poor Hindus in both states faced "atrocities and step-motherly treatment" at the hands of cow vigilante groups in both states.

She said this was being committed under the patronage of the state governments.

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Saffron terror in UP

Mayawati said "Murder, violence and not abiding by law and order has become a common sight in the name of saffron appeasement of the BJP government which has also caused fear and terror among the people."