Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday criticised the Akhilesh Yadav government and accused it of indulging in communal and appeasement politics.
Pointing out how the Uttar Pradesh Police on a social network site had called rioters in Shamli agitating against rape of a minor girl as a 'Hindu girl', BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the fact that the UP government was trying to label rape victims on religious lines was very disturbing.
"On official page of the UP police if they call the victim as a Hindu girl and rapists as Muslims, how far can the Samajwadi Party (SP) stoop now," he angrily questioned.
He also criticised the state government for detaining its leader in the state assembly Hukum Singh and legislator Suresh Rana for intervening in the matter.
The BJP has also raked up the issue of no compensation to R.P. Dwivedi, a policeman who was shot dead by criminals last week in Allahabad.
"This government has given Rs.50 lakh to the family of deputy SP Zia ul Haq and two jobs, given Rs.6 lakh to terror accused who died in police custody, Rs.5 lakh to a custodial death in Ghaziabad, largely because all these were Muslims," Pathak said while pointing out how no senior minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government had even cared to visit the family of the slain cop.
There has been no announcement of ex gratia as in other cases, he added.