2014 ‘exodus’: Shamli DM orders survey to identify Kairana families who have returned


More than a week after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the families who were allegedly expelled from Kairan in the Shamli district between 2014 and 2016 and promised them compensation and “security”, the District Magistrate stated that they had begun an exercise to prepare a list of people “who left Kairana due to problems with law and order and have now returned.”

“After conducting the survey, we will prepare a list of people who left the city of Kairan in 2013-14 due to violation of law and order and have now returned. The list will also include people who left Kairana due to financial losses they suffered due to law enforcement. The IRS team will identify such families and prepare a list with the help of local residents, ”said District Magistrate (Shamli) Jasjit Kaur. Indian express

The list, prepared by the district administration, will be checked by the local police unit to avoid confusion, added the DM.

In 2016 Bjp MP Hukum Singh said some 350 Hindus fled the country under threats from criminals from Kairan, one of the cities affected by the 2013 riots. Thereafter, the Shamly district administration conducted a survey and stated that only three families had fled their homes due to alleged threats of extortion.

On Sunday, Shamli DM Jasjit Kaur said they would review Hukum Singh’s list and an investigation report from the district administration. “The current study will go beyond the list prepared by Hukum Singh,” Kaur said.

Last Monday, the Chief Minister met with some of the families who have now returned to Kairana, including three families who have lost their members to attacks by criminals. “I requested a report from the district administration on the affected families and their members,” SM said.

The three families are Rajendra Kumar Garg, his cousin Shiv Kumar Singhal and Vinod Kumar Singhal, who were killed in 2014 in separate incidents in Kairan for allegedly not paying criminals money for extortion.

Rajendra Kumar Garg and Shiv Kumar Singhal previously co-operated the store, while Vinod Kumar owned a grocery store.

While two families – Rajendra Kumar Garg and Shiv Kumar Singhal – settled in the neighboring area of ​​Muzaffarnagar, Vinod Kumar Singhal’s third family returned to Kairana.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Shiva Kumar Singhal’s wife Anu said that after the murder of her husband, she moved to Muzaffarnagar with her three children and has been living there with her son-in-law’s family ever since. “Initially I made my living by sewing clothes, but now I have stopped. My son works in a private company and runs a house. My two daughters got married, ”Anu said.

Rajendra Kunar Garga’s wife, Rekha, said she also made a living by sewing clothes after moving to Muzaffarnagar. “My son works for a private company and runs a house … After meeting with the chief minister, I look forward to the compensation that the government has appointed for us,” she said.


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