He is reported to have said that the action had been necessary to uphold the “ Muslim Community’s faith” and preserve the “unity of the country”.

It was not the first time when SP Chief expressed regret over the Incident. Notably, Mulayam Singh Yadav had also expressed regret for the same in January, quoting ‘Felt Sad’.

My decision to order firing at kar sevaks was to save Muslim minorities. This decision was needed to keep the faith of Muslims in this country intact,” Mr. Yadav reportedly said at a book launch here.

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