Ambedkar Jayanti: Security Tightened In The State


Lucknow: Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh in view of Ambedkar Jayanti to prevent any possible attempt at inciting violence.

Districts magistrates and superintendents of police have been asked to ensure peace and check any violence in their respective areas of jurisdiction, an official spokesperson said here today.

Seeking to take the wind out of opposition parties sails ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is planning to hold grand events to mark the birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar across the state.

This would be perhaps for the first time that a conscious effort was being made by the SP to ensure celebrations on Ambedkar Jayanti on a big scale. The BSP has been organising Ambedkar Jayanti annually on a grand scale with its chief Mayawati leading partymen in paying homage to the Dalit icon.

The Ambedkar Mahasabha has announced to confer Dalit Mitra award (Friend of Dalits) on Adityanath at a time of growing debate over “rising incidents of atrocities” against Dalits, against which the opposition parties have raised their voice. More than 40 cases were registered in the district in connection with the violence.