Anti-CAA stir: Uttar Pradesh minister refuses to meet kin of Muslim victims | The Week
Topics: Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) | Uttar Pradesh
“Why should I go to vandals’ place?,” asks Kapil Dev
An Uttar Pradesh minister on a visit in Bijnor on Thursday refused to meet the families of the two Muslim men who died in the recent protests against the new citizenship law, terming them “upadravi” (vandals).
“Why should I go to vandals’ place? How can those who are involved in vandalism and put the entire country and state in arson be social,” minister Kapil Dev Agarwal posed, defending his decision to not visit the homes of the two Muslim families.
“Why should I visit those who want to put Nahtaur/Bijnor in flames?” the minister in-charge of the district shot back when asked by reporters to justify his decision.