UP CM Yogi Ordered Vacate Muslims Occupying Hindu Shops: Fact Check

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UP CM Yogi Ordered Police to Vacate Muslims Occupying Hindu Shops for 20 Years


Yogi Adityanath Ordered to Vacate Muslims Occupying Hindu Shops for 20 Years!

Other Versions

1. UP Muslims occupied 7 shops of hindus for seven years and refused to pay rent see what Yogi did

2. Shops owned by Muslims vacated after UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s orders

3. Yogi asked Police to slam Muslims out of shops

Fact Check:

Various messages and few videos in heavy circulation on social media sites in India claim to show that soon after he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh State, Yogi Adityanath ordered Police to vacate few Muslims occupying Hindu shops for 20 years, without paying rent. The videos have been shared widely quoting the UP CM Yogi Adityanath to have asked Police to slam Muslims out of shops. No, as detailed below, the claims are not facts.

UP CM Yogi Did Not Vacate Muslims Occupying Hindu Shops

Apart from the video shown in this article, there are few other related videos doing rounds on social media showing a group of policemen gathering around shops, breaking open locked shops, and couple of women fighting with police around the shops. It is said that all that was done at the orders of the UP CM Yogi Adityanath. After the video(s) went viral on social media, Hindi News Channel ABP News investigated into the shown incident that actually happened in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh on 20th March 2017.

According Amith Pachauri (Hindu) seen in the video, he is the owner of the 7 shops that were occupied without rent for 20 years by Ahmed Hussain (Muslim), Raja Ram Yadav (Hindu) and 2-3 other people. After having won the case legally, it was Civil Court that ordered Police to vacate the shops. Moreover, after becoming CM on 19th of March 2017, Yogi Adityanath promised the people of the state he will work for the development of all people, be it Muslims or Hindus. Yogi has a ‘Hindu firebrand’ image, so it is unlikely he will order such a thing as soon as he becomes CM and risk his image. The incident in the video is therefore not related to UP CM Yogi Adityanath. He did not order Police to vacate Muslims occupying Hindu shops; the messages claiming so are hoaxes.

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Prashanth Damarla