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UP: Politician quits Akhilesh’s party, cites silence over ‘atrocities’ against Muslims

A screen grab of the video showing Hindu right-wing men atop UP mosque raising Jai Shree Ram slogans.

Uttar Pradesh: The number of Muslim politicians questioning the silence of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav over the alleged incidents of atrocities against the minority community has gone up further as another leader – Mohammad Kasim Raeen – tendered his resignation from all party posts here on Friday.

In the resignation letter shared by Raeen, he accused the party chief of inaction and questioned his silence over the incarceration of Azam Khan and his family.

“Akhilesh Yadav kept silent when Azam Khan and his family were put into jail. SP President did not raise his voice after Nahid Hasan was imprisoned and Sahijal Islam’s petrol pump was demolished,” he said in the letter.

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