Kasganj Violence: Bareilly DM Stirs Controversy, Says ‘Raising Anti-Pakistan Slogans In Muslim Localities Is Becoming A Trend’Security forces patrol areas near Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh.

Stirring a controversy on social media on Monday, the district magistrate (DM) of the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, Raghvendra Vikram Singh, said that there is a growing trend of people forcefully taking out processions in Muslim-dominated localities and raising slogans against Pakistan, the Times of India has reported.

“Ajab rivaz ban gaya hai. Muslim mohallo me jabrdasti julus le jao aur Pakistan murdabad ke nare lagao. Kyon bhai, ve Pakistani hain kya? Yehi yahan Bareilly mein Khailam mein hua tha. Fir patharav hua, mukadme likhe gaye... (A very strange trend has started of late. Take out processions by force through Muslim dominated localities and raise anti-Pakistan slogans. Why? Are these people Pakistani? The same thing had happened in Khailam village of Bareilly. Then stones were pelted, FIRs lodged)," he wrote on Facebook, according to the report.

The DM was reportedly referring to the recent communal violence in Kasganj, which erupted during Tiranga Yatra in the district on Republic Day. One person, identified as Chandan Gupta, died and two others were seriously injured after clashes broke out between two communities during the yatra.

The DM appeared to be accusing the yatris of entering a Muslim majority locality ‘forcefully’ and raising anti-Pakistan slogans.

In his post, he also questioned why slogans were never raised against China.

“Cheen to bada dushman hai, tiranga lekar Cheen murdabad kyon nahin? (China is a bigger enemy to us. Why isn't the tricolour being waved and anti-China slogans shouted)?," he said in the post.

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