The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that those responsible for the clashes will not be spared even if they are part of the administration.

"Whatever happened in Meerut is unfortunate... strict action will be taken by the government against those trying to vitiate communal atmosphere of the state. Those (officer) found lax or involved in it will face strict action," Yadav said.

At least 20 people, including security personnel, were injured and a number of government vehicles damaged in a clash between villagers and police over holding a mahapanchayat in Khera village in Meerut defying ban orders.

The mahapanchayat was called by BJP MLA Sangeet Som's brother Sagar Som against slapping of NSA on the MLA in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.

Alleging that communal forces are "becoming aggressive again", Yadav said that they will be taken care of by the government as his party always believed in secularism and curbed nefarious designs of such forces.


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