A Quick Look At Mathura Violence


More than three dozen people, including an SP and an SHO, have lost their lives in the recent deadly clash between police and encroachers that broke out Jawaharbagh Park in Mathura on Thursday this week.

Police went there to evacuate Jawaharbagh Park after being directed by the Allahabad High Court to do so. When police were trying to evict encroachers or illegal occupants, said to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, from the public park on the directions of the high court, some armed encroachers attacked the law enforcement officers. Others set deadly fires there.

Uttar Pradesh DGP Javed Ahmed told reporters that dozens of people died in the Mathura violence. Around a dozen of protestors died in ire which they had reportedly caused themselves.
Surprisingly, police recovered at least 47 locally made pistols called ‘katta’, six rifles and hundreds of live cartridges. The protestors had even hand grenades, which they used to attack police. What a shame for the local law and order system that failed to detect accumulation of such a huge amount of ammunition in a public park, straight under their nose.

More than a hundred people have already been arrested in connection with the incident, but the main accused, Ramvriksh Yadav, who would be charged under the National Security Act, is still at large.

Meanwhile, Rejecting state government’s compensation of Rs. 20 lakhs, martyr SP Mukul Dwivedi’s teary mother said she didn’t want money; she just wanted her son back.
With eyes full of tears, the grieving mother said, “I don’t want money. The Chief Minister should bring back my son. The Chief Minister can take Rs. 20 lakh from us, but please bring back my son. They sent my son to Mathura so that he gets killed. What will I do now?” 

Let me say she is right in rejecting the compensation. Can money or any other incentive be an effective substitute to justice?

As usual, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered an inquiry into the incident, and Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh took stock of the situation. That’s it. Is it enough to regain the public’s lost trust in law & order? Obviously, my answer is a big NO.

Let me ask some blunt questions -- Why Akhilesh Yadav government didn’t take action against the encroachers unless it was forced by the state high court to do so? Are governments always worried only about their vote banks? Will this incident and the killings be used by certain politicians to take political mileage in upcoming elections?
6/04/2016
A Quick Look At Mathura Violence

More than three dozen people, including an SP and an SHO, have lost their lives in the recent deadly clash between police and encroachers that broke out Jawaharbagh Park in Mathura on Thursday this week.

Police went there to evacuate Jawaharbagh Park after being directed by the Allahabad High Court to do so. When police were trying to evict encroachers or illegal occupants, said to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, from the public park on the directions of the high court, some armed encroachers attacked the law enforcement officers. Others set deadly fires there.

Uttar Pradesh DGP Javed Ahmed told reporters that dozens of people died in the Mathura violence. Around a dozen of protestors died in ire which they had reportedly caused themselves.
Surprisingly, police recovered at least 47 locally made pistols called ‘katta’, six rifles and hundreds of live cartridges. The protestors had even hand grenades, which they used to attack police. What a shame for the local law and order system that failed to detect accumulation of such a huge amount of ammunition in a public park, straight under their nose.

More than a hundred people have already been arrested in connection with the incident, but the main accused, Ramvriksh Yadav, who would be charged under the National Security Act, is still at large.

Meanwhile, Rejecting state government’s compensation of Rs. 20 lakhs, martyr SP Mukul Dwivedi’s teary mother said she didn’t want money; she just wanted her son back.
With eyes full of tears, the grieving mother said, “I don’t want money. The Chief Minister should bring back my son. The Chief Minister can take Rs. 20 lakh from us, but please bring back my son. They sent my son to Mathura so that he gets killed. What will I do now?” 

Let me say she is right in rejecting the compensation. Can money or any other incentive be an effective substitute to justice?

As usual, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered an inquiry into the incident, and Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh took stock of the situation. That’s it. Is it enough to regain the public’s lost trust in law & order? Obviously, my answer is a big NO.

Let me ask some blunt questions -- Why Akhilesh Yadav government didn’t take action against the encroachers unless it was forced by the state high court to do so? Are governments always worried only about their vote banks? Will this incident and the killings be used by certain politicians to take political mileage in upcoming elections?