Ahmednagar, October 13: Days after the Hindi-speaking migrants left Gujarat after attacks on them, top officials and cops from Aravalli ate pani puris at a stall of a migrant vendor on Saturday to encourage them to continue their business peacefully. "To stop exodus of North Indians in Aravalli we had given them security. Today we went to a panipuri stall to encourage them to continue their business peacefully", Mayur Patil, SP Gujarat was quoted by ANI.
Earlier this month, migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh flee from Gujarat after an alleged rape of a 14-month girl triggered violence against them. People from north India were targetted after the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28 and the arrest of a labourer hailing from Bihar for the crime, six districts, most of them in north Gujarat, have seen sporadic incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people. Gujarat: Around 40,000 Migrant Workers from Bihar And UP Flee The State After Increase In Attacks On Non-Gujaratis.
Top officials&cops from Aravalli ate pani puris at a stall of a migrant vendor today."To stop exodus of North Indians in Aravalli we had given them given security. Today we went to a panipuri stall to encourage them to continue their business peacefully,"Mayur Patil, SP #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/bPZog9vSN1
— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2018
In the wake of the sporadic violence in the state, the Police had intensified patrolling in areas near industrial estates and places where migrant workers stay. In a series of tweets, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani asked whether Congress president Rahul Gandhi will take action against his party's "own members who incited violence against the migrants in Gujarat". Rupani said his government is "working hard to ensure trust and confidence among all citizens that they are safe and secure in Gujarat". Sabarkantha Infant Rape: More Than 150 People Arrested Over Violence Following Arrest of Accused, Says Gujarat DGP.
Meanwhile, Shyam Singh Thakur, president of the Uttar Bhartiya Vikas Parishad, an outfit of north Indians in Gujarat, said the situation has become normal but people who had decided earlier to leave the state continue to board buses and trains. Thakur said more than 60,000 Hindi-speaking migrant labourers have fled the state so far.