On recent incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that barbaric criminals will definitely be punished but political tourism should not be done on it. Naqvi said, "The barbaric criminals will definitely be punished for their barbarism. The probe teams are carrying out the investigation. But I think there should not be political tourism on the same. Those who are trying to increase the tension through political tourism, should not do that. Everyone is saddened and wants punishment for the culprits, Uttar Pradesh government is working towards it. You will see the results soon."