‘Rent-a-Riot’ – Politicians new revenue stream !

riotsAn India Today Expose has found that as Uttar Pradesh gets ready for Assembly elections next year, the stoking of communal violence that polarizes lakhs of citizens across the state has begun.

The Expose revealed that 3 leaders from 3 organisations are prepared to orchestrate religious chaos for a price and for personal gain.

One reporter posing as a filmmaker approached Noida based Parminder Arya of the Hindu Swabhiman Sangathan, with a plan to disrupt the screening of a fictitious documentary film that disputes the mythology that Lord Ram was born in India. Arya, whose religious pride was hurt, indicated he is ready to take part in a plan to garner publicity for the documentary by staging an attack on its screening in Uttar Pradesh.

Another neta Kapil Dev Agarwal, the BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar that saw communal carnage 3 years ago that killed 62 people, asked the reporter what was on offer and clearly indicated ‘the price has to be right’.

The other leader in the expose, is the ruling Samajwadi Party’s Hafiz Mohammed Irfan, who specified that he would want Rs.500,000 to orchestrate violence and declare the film anti Muslim.