Yogi Aditya Nath lauds Trump's immigration ban, compares Kairana Hindu exodus to Kashmir

The Gorakhpur MP also said that Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in western UP like "Kashmiri Pandits were terrorized and forced to flee the Kashmir Valley"

Yogi Aditya Nath lauds Trump

BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has lauded US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries and said such action is needed to keep a tab on terrorism in India. Creating more dispute, he also substantiated claims of a Hindu "exodus" from western parts of UP and warned that the region could soon "become another Kashmir".

The saffron leader was addressing a rally in Bulandshahr while he praised Trump's new policies. He said: "Similar action is needed to contain terror activities in this country."

The Gorakhpur MP also said that Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in western UP like "Kashmiri Pandits were terrorised and forced to flee the Kashmir Valley". The situation is really bad in Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Ghaziabad as per his claims. He put the blame on the policies of ruling Samajwadi Party and the Opposition party BSP.

"What happened in Kashmir in 1990...the same is going to happen in UP," he said.

"BJP is committed not to let this happen anymore. We have lost Kashmir Valley, but we cannot let western Uttar Pradesh become second Kashmir," the Yogi added.

BJP leader Hukum Singh claimed last year that Hindu families were leaving Muslim dominated Kairana because of worsened living conditions after 2013 riots and gave a list of more than 300 families who had reportedly left the town.

Both the SP and BSP have turned down the claim, saying it is an attempt to communally the region for votes.

Kairana is 50 km away from Muzaffarnagar, where over 60 were killed and thousands forced to flee in riots in September 2013, months before the Parliament election.

The lawmaker of the regarding constituency failed to prove the charges, the BJP has included Kairana in its UP manifesto.

"District collectors will be held accountable for migration of people due to communal strife," BJP chief Amit Shah said while releasing the manifesto for the upcoming assembly election in the state and also promised to set up teams that would check such "exodus".

Shah also said that his party is convinced of the reports of Hindu families migrating from Muslim-majority towns in western UP are true.