LUCKNOW – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on June 30 denied reports of more than 100 Hindu families migrating from Meerut, saying that ‘nobody is migrating.’
“Nobody is migrating, who will migrate now that we have come to power? There might be some cases of personal disputes but there is no migration,” CM Yogi said at a press conference.
On June 11, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Meerut, Bhavesh Mehta, had filed a complaint on the NaMo app claiming that Hindu families “were being forced to move out of Prahlad Nagar in the city following harassment of women by people from another community,” reported The Indian Express.
The UP Chief Minister reportedly ordered a probe on June 27 on this complaint.
Mehta also claimed that Hindus’ houses were now being bought by Muslims ‘at throwaway prices’. “The women in our locality are afraid of going out of their houses as incidents of eve-teasing and stalking have increased in recent times. We had lodged complaints with local officials, but no action was taken, forcing us to take up the issue at the top level,” he alleged.
Reacting to reports on Mehta’s complaint, Additional Director General of Meerut, Prashant Kumar, told the media: “No resident has complained to us of an ‘exodus’ out of fear. Some people might have moved out, but that’s due to regular reasons.”