Amid the Akhilesh Yadav-government drawing flak over current law and order situation, the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Commission for Minorities Shakeel Ahmed on Tuesday said the state would soon emerge as the "most peaceful and developed" state in the country. Ahmed, who was in the steel city in Jamshedpur, said UP was being highlighted for the negative cause rather than the good work done by the ruling Samajwadi Party there.
He said, "it is not only Uttar Pradesh but such incidents are taking place everywhere but media do not bother to highlight them." In a reference to the Badaun gangrape incident, Ahmed said the state government swung into action immediately and arrested the culprits.
Lauding the state government's performance, he said the SP government has announced reservation of 20% fund for the development of the minorities in all sector in the state. He, however, admitted that the state government failed to publicise its good work and achievements. Ahmed also said that most of the riots-hit victims in Muzaffarnagar district have been compensated adequately.
"Majority of the riots victims, who were living in the relief camps, have been adequately compensated by the state government but they still continue to live there," he said. The majority of the riot victims were given a government job, Rs 12 lakh compensation, pucca house among other relief measures, but they are still residing in the camps, he said while accusing the opposition parties of politicising the issue.