Kasganj Violence: PFI, Azam Khan, VHP; Every Angle You Need To Know

Written By Shatabdi Chowdhury | Mumbai | Published:


  • All-out political fight has broken out over the Kasganj violence
  • Even as section 144 was imposed in Kasganj, PFI leaders met with the injured in hospital
  • Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan gave a communal twist to the Kasganj violence

All-out political fight has broken out over the Kasganj violence with political factions aiming to communalise the whole issue. As new PFI pictures narrated the tale of the terror linked political outfit meeting with the Kasganj victims, the Congress held a protest against not being allowed to visit Kasganj. With the Kasganj violence episode getting bigger with each revelation, here's a list of the angles you can not miss in the Kasganj case.



Even as section 144 was imposed in Kasganj,  Popular Front of India (PFI) president AS Ismail UP State incharge Moulana Mufti Mohamed Shiek, All India Imams Council UP West State President Moulana Mohamed shadab azeez qasimi, Dr.Nijamuddin met the injured in hospital and assured them to stand with them for getting justice. PFI pictures have emerged which confirms their meeting.

The Uttar Pradesh police has taken note about the PFI members meeting people in Kasganj and have started the investigations on the matter. 


Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan gave a communal twist to the Kasganj violence. 



"Now, the nation has to decide the future of the country. They have to decide about secularism. The government wants to suppress questions on employment, the promise to provide jobs to the youth on which it came to power, how GST was a failure, how demonetisation led to the ruin of the country. There is only one way to suppress all these questions, and that is to trouble Muslims. To harass them, to beat them up, to call them traitors," said Azam Khan.



The Congress has been trying to send a delegation to the trouble-torn district and a group of Congress members have also been staging a protest in Aliganj. They are holding the protest against not being allowed to visit Kasganj.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Vivek Bansal has been detained outside his residence. He has been put under house arrest by the Aliganj police as he was trying to visit Kasganj despite being denied permission for the same by the district administration.


The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also been planning to take out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Braj region on Wednesday. The yatra comes in wake of killing of a youth who was part of the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Kasganj on January 26.

A meeting was held on Tuesday for preparation of the yatra, to be taken out in the Braj region having 20 districts within Agra, Aligarh and Bareilly divisions of western Uttar Pradesh.

Vice president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Sunil Parashar visited Kasganj and attended the ‘Shradhanjali Sabha’ on Monday to pay tribute to deceased Abhishek Gupta alias Chandan, the youth who was allegedly shot dead during the Tiranga Yatra.


"It is not a crime to carry out Tiranga Yatra and to assert this, the VHP will take out the yatra on January 31. Instructions have been issued to office bearers in 20 districts of Braj region," said Parashar.



"There is no need to seek prior permission as such patriotic yatras need no sanction in advance from the police or the administration," said the VHP leader adding, the yatra would be carried out at both the district and tehsil level.


Parashar, who met the family members of the deceased in Kasganj and attended the condolence meeting, has demanded a house, a government job and compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the aggrieved family. He has also sought status of martyr for Chandan.


‘We have submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate and the SP of Kasganj to communicate the demands to chief minister Yogi Adityanath,’ Parashar said.



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On Wednesday, a new video showing people armed with stones, guns and sticks. It also showed people firing in air.

Prior to the video, on Tuesday, Republic TV accessed the exclusive footage of the yatra, in which Chandan Gupta can be seen waving the tricolour and singing the National Anthem moments before he was killed.

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The clash in Kasganj broke out after an unauthorised bike rally was taken out by RSS-affiliated students' group Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the city to commemorate the Republic Day and allegedly stones were pelted at them during the roadshow. 

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