According to Kairana MP Hukum Singh (BJP), at least 346 Hindu families have migrated from Kairana due to goondaism and extortion threats.
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The MP said the number he mentioned includes only the families of Kairana, and if those who migrated from other parts of the district are included, the number would be more than a thousand.
The police said it is investigating the matter.
Kairana is both an Assembly as well as Lok Sabha constituency, but the migration has been witnessed mainly in area that falls under the Assembly constituency.
The NHRC acted on a complaint that a Hindu woman was gang-raped and murdered in the town recently but police didn’t arrest the suspects because of political pressure.
So far, Samajwadi Party leaders have evaded the Kairana issue, but SP leader and the minority affairs minister Azam Khan said: “I have no idea about the migration of the Hindu community from Kairana in Shamli district.”
According to locals, four businessmen had been murdered recently in the area, and the atmosphere there is not good.