Justice Katju writes to Yogi Adityanath on misbehaviour with Kashmiri dry fruit vendors in Lucknow

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Justice Markandey Katju

Today I came to know of a disgraceful incident in Lucknow regarding some Kashmiri dry fruit sellers and how they were treated by some miscreants. Hence I sent this email to Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of UP :

Respected Yogi Adityanathji

I am writing this email to you in connection with a disgraceful incident which happened to some Kashmiri dry fruit sellers in Lucknow. Some miscreants threw their goods into the Gomti river and allegedly beat them up. Details are given in this tweet, by which I came to know of the incident.

My interest in the matter is that I too am a  Kashmiri, and hence I have a special bond with Kashmiris. Moreover, such incidents disgrace the whole of India, and I am writing to you as an Indian citizen.

Please get the incident thoroughly and speedily investigated, and ensure that the miscreants are severely punished in accordance with law. Please also award adequate compensation to the fruit sellers expeditiously. They have come all the way from Kashmir to eke out a hand to mouth living, and must be given full protection.

With regards

Justice Markandey Katju

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

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