Lucknow, October 8: Amid reports of attacks on Uttar Pradesh and Bihar migrants in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said no such incident took place in the last three days and people who are jealous of the development in Gujarat people have been spreading such rumours. Yogi's statement comes after he spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani over the issue earlier in the day. "Gujarat CM has clearly told me that no such incident has taken place in last 3 days. People who are jealous of development in Gujarat are spreading such rumours", Adityanath said. Around 40,000 Migrant Workers from Bihar And UP Flee The State After Increase In Attacks On Non-Gujaratis.
Gujarat CM has clearly told me that no such incident has taken place in last 3 days. Ppl who are jealous of development in Gujarat are spreading such rumours. Effective steps have been taken by Gujarat govt: UP CM on attacks on UP & Bihar people in #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/VJa3QQiPCW
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Meanwhile, Rupani appealed to people to maintain peace and brotherhood and said the situation is under control in Gujarat. "The culprit of the rape case was arrested within 24 hours. We will ensure severe punishment for the culprit", he added. Gujarat Shocker: More Than Two Rapes Reported in State Every Day, Most Cases From Ahmedabad
According to reports, sporadic incidents of violence against people from UP and Bihar were reported from north Gujarat after the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28. Reports inform that hours after the rape of the toddler in a village near Himmatnagar town, police arrested Ravindra Sahu, a labourer hailing from Bihar and working in a local ceramic factory, for the crime.
Reports inform that over 20,000 Hindi-speaking migrants fled the state in the last one week after a spate of attacks following a rape incident. Uttar Bharatiya Vikas Parishad president Maheshsingh Kushwah claimed that over 20,000 people belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar had already fled Gujarat due to the prevailing situation. Meanwhile, the state government said more than 400 people have been arrested in connection with the violence which started after a migrant worker from Bihar was nabbed in the rape case.