BJP’s Vinay Katiyar stopped from entering violence-hit Fatehpur

Kanpur (PTI): BJP leader Vinay Katiyar was today taken into custody while trying to enter Fatehpur where communal clashes had taken place during a ‘shobha yatra’ on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

On the direction of the Fatehpur administration, Katiyar was taken into custody when he was trying to enter the neighbouring district, Kanpur SSP Shalabh Mathur told PTI.


“He was taken to circuit house here and will be soon sent to Lucknow,” Mathur said. Soon after Katiyar was detained, BJP workers gathered at the spot and raised slogans against the police and district administration.

Alleging the Fatehpur administration of harassing members of majority community following the clashes, Katiyar asked, “Why no security arrangements were made for the annual yatra which is being taken out for the last 38 years on the occasion of Makar Sankranti”.

The BJP leader said that he was going to Fatehpur to collect details of the alleged harassment but police took him into custody here on the directives of the Fatehpur administration. Katiyar demanded an impartial probe in the matter.

Tension gripped Fatehpur on January 14 when brickbats were hurled by members of two communities during the annual ‘shobha yatra’ in Kazipura Kasauli locality under Kasba Jehanabad police station area.

Trouble erupted when the shobha yatra deviated from it’s traditional route and a section of people from another community objected as the procession also displayed a model of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Incidentally, VHP leader Pravin Togadia and Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjana Jyoti were in the town to attend a ‘Hindu Sangam’ programme at Ram Talaiya temple, also in Jehanabad.

Togadia said that clashes took place before his speech and district administration is responsible for it.


  1. Dear readers,

    Why communal affected areas are priority list of visits from elected BJP members?

    Does anyone notice them visiting disaster affected areas and camping to address the grievance of the affected directly?

    Uttar Pradesh is going to polls in first quarter of 2017.It elects 31 Rajya sabha seats.In 2014 Lok Sabha polls ‘Love Jihad’ in Muzzafarnagar has played significant roll creating majority vote appeasement in its favor. As Modi wave is withering faster than expected, the ghost of Babri Masjid is again resurfacing.

    It won’t surprise many in this forum return of ‘saffron terror’ in new avatar taking advantage of ISIS in the Middle East tension around.The non BJP ruled state of UP,Assam,West Bengal,Kerala will see significant increase in the communal tension the campaign of hatred to polarise majority vote bank.The set back in Bihar and Delhi has weaken the moral of BJP,which in turn gave rejuvenating to Babri issue to rake up the communal tension.The party has focus to win 20 out of 31 assemblies before 2019 General Elections.

    Unfortunately no political party in India now how to counter the communal politics.It is a common trend in election bound state to see rise in communal tensions just before the election with BJP as single beneficiary.

    BJP planning ‘social engineering’ to win 2017 UP election: Om Mathur
    – See more at:

    The secularism,integrity and unity of poll bound states are at higher risk.The fragile atmosphere of peace can be ignited by intolerant ruling government is at high.

    It is the wise citizens of India need to wake up and make our nation ‘communal mukth’ first before ‘corruption mukt’. The corruption will not snatch the bread of someone but communal will render oneselves to nothing.

    Jai Hind

  2. Who gives the authority to stop an Indian citizen from entering a town or city? This is spinning out of control. Soon, we may need special travel documents to travel within India!!!

    • Original R.Pai – “Who gives the authority to stop an Indian citizen from entering a town or city? This is spinning out of control. Soon, we may need special travel documents to travel within India!!!”

      Indian law permits. Indian Constitution permits. Let your RSS undo the law. They take law into their hands and RSS has no faith in democracy and reasonable restriction on the fundamental rights, as per our constitution and in the interest of social harmony and and unity of India.

    • Who gives the authority to stop an Indian citizen from entering a town or city? – Murudeshwara Rampai’ji

      Who gave this ‘commando’ to beat-up people for allegedly carrying beef?

      “I am not a terrorist. I did what my religion expects me to do. I did that only for the sake of Gaumata. How could we not enter the train and search luggage when we were told that it carries beef?” insisted Hemant Rajput, the Harda district chief of Gau Raksha Commando Force.
      “Gau Raksha Commando Force”… Lol…. gasp gasp….. Rampa… pass me your smelling salts, please. I think I’m just about to faint! 🙁

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