UP Governor Ram Naik sends ‘special report’ on Mathura, Kairana, Dadri incidents to President


New Delhi: Governor Ram Naik has sent his special report on Mathura violence, Kairana exodus and Dadri lynching to President Pranab Mukherjee. Copies of the report have been marked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Naik had sought report from the government on the three incidents from the state government. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had submitted the report to Naik on June 29.

Reports and information given to Naik by various groups and individuals. Naik had been asking for reports from the government on these issues. Naik declined to divulge the details of his report, saying "it was a secret report sent to the President, prime minister and the Union home minister". But it is learnt that he was not fully satisfied with the state government's report, specially on Mathura violence. Earlier, Naik had demanded a white paper from the state government on the incidents of crime and land-grabbing cases.

Sources said the governor has expressed his annoyance over handling of Mathura violence by the state government in which 29 persons, including two police officers, were killed on June 2. The governor was of the view that the situation could have been averted had the local administration intervened on time and also encroachers at Jawahar Bagh should have been evicted long before, sources said.

Raj Bhawan in a press release said the governor has asked the state government to issue a white paper on land grabbing cases in the state. The chief secretary, in turn, has directed all divisional commissioners to submit reports in this regard. A controversy erupted over BJP MP Hukum Singh's claim that Hindus were forced to 'migrate' from Kairana, which was affected in the 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and its surrounding areas, due to law and order issues. The Centre had sought a detailed report from the state government on the issue.

The SP government had trashed charges of "exodus" and accused the BJP of vitiating the communal atmosphere in the state before 2017 Assembly polls. In Dadri, Mohammad Akhlaq, 52, was beaten to death in September last year by a mob infuriated by rumours that he and his family had stored and consumed beef. Initially, the state government had informed the Governor through the routine reports about the three incidents, but Governor apparently not satisfied with it, had sought special reports on the three controversies.