UP : SP leader Javed Siddiqui, 34 others arrested over setting Hindu houses on fire in Jaunpur

Jaunpur (UP) – As per reports, a minor argument among the children turned into a deadly communal clash in a village of Jaunpur on 9th June, that led to the destruction of more than a dozen Hindu houses after they were set ablaze. Massive damage was caused to the scheduled caste community. Even domesticated animals were not spared. Reportedly, three goats and one buffalo were burned alive.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the incident and ordered the Police officials to invoke the Gangster Act and slam NSA on the culprits – Noor Alam and Samajwadi Party leader Javed Siddiqui. The CM also called for strict action against the SHO of the local Police station as he failed to control the situation.

According to Varanasi IG VS Meena, 35 people were arrested in connection with the clashes. A heavy Police force has been deployed in the Hindu Basti.