Poster by ‘Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’ with Makar Sakranti, Republic Day greetings prominently feature photos of Bulandshahr murder accused

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A poster of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad wishing people on the occasion of Hindu festival Makar Sakranti and India’s Republic Day has photos of Bulandshahr murder accused as heroes.

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Journalist Prashant Kumar, who covers Uttar Pradesh for Times Now, tweeted the photo with caption, “Bajrang Dal, VHP now publishes a poster “wishing”people on Makar Sankranti with picture of all those who are accused of instigating violence in Bulandshahr. Except, Praveen Bhati, a Bajrang Dal convenor, all others’ whose pics are here are in jail!!”

Police have already arrested Yogesh Raj, seen prominent on the bottom left of the poster and others in the murder of Bulandshahr cop Subodh Kumar Singh. Last week, the cops had also arrested BJP youth wing leader Shikhar Agarwal for his role in the murder of Singh.

Hindutva terrorists had killed Singh, last month while staging protests over the rumoured incident of cow slaughtering in the area. In a damning indictment of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, a senior minister from Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet had blamed Hindutva outfits such as Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the RSS for the Bulandshahr violence. Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said that Monday’s violence was a blatant attempt to disturb peace on the same as lakhs of Muslims gathered in Bulandshahr as part of their annual Ijtima or congregation.

Uttar Pradesh is being government by the BJP with Yogi Adityanath as the state’s chief minister. Analysts say that Hindutva militants have become emboldened ever since Adityanath was sworn in as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Before becoming the chief minister, Adityanath had founded a dreaded armed militant group Hindu Yuva Vahini, distribute arms among Hinduswhich had famously promised to immediately after Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched to death in Dadri in 2015.

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