India’s biggest state Uttar Pradesh which was once famous for riots is no longer considered a state of violence, asserts the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Presenting a report card of the state under his government, he emphasized that his government has changed the perception of the state and erased the tarnished image of the state which was known for suicides of the debt-ridden farmers and loots and riots.
He also insisted on the fact that there were no incidents of loot and violence reported under his two-year rule in the state. Though Yogi Adityanath has been claiming that he is leading a peaceful and safe state, the facts remain different.
According to a reply given by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir in the Lok Sabha in February 2018, there were 822 incidents of communal violence in India in 2017. Uttar Pradesh witnessed 195 communal incidents, in which 44 people were killed and 542 others injured, in 2017, the reply said.
Since Adityanath took over, there have been at least three major reported incidents of violence.