Guv to report to Prez on UP law issue

Guv to report to Prez on UP law issue

Adopting a tough posture, Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Thursday said that the law and order situation in the state was not good and that he would be sending a report to the President on the issue.

Though the governor evaded a direct reply on a query pertaining to the imposition of the President’s rule in UP, he did say that the President’s rule was “imposed at the appropriate time”.

In an informal chat with the reporters in Kanpur, Naik said that he had sought a report from Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on four issues, including the Kairana (alleged mass exodus of Hindu families), Mathura violence, Dadri lynching and spate of robberies at jewellery shops in the state capital.

“I have a sought a report on these issues from the chief minister, I have also asked him to issue a white paper on the illegal possessions of government lands in the state, I will certainly send a report to the President after receiving the state government's report”, Naik said.

“President’s rule is imposed at the appropriate moment, law and order is a serious issue...the citizens have a right to feel safe”, Naik remarked.

The governor made no bones about his displeasure over the law and order situation in the state. “Jewellery shops are being looted in broad daylight in the state capital”, he said.

The governor had on Wednesday written a letter to Akhilesh to issue a white paper on the illegally occupied public lands, including parks, grass lands, ponds and playgrounds and asked him to ensure that they were vacated from the occupants so that incidents like Mathura did not “recur”.

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