High court docket discover to Yogi authorities on police motion, 20 individuals died in CAA violence

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In the violent crackdown in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December final yr, the Allahabad High Court has requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to submit a report by February 17 in reference to the motion taken by the police. A bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddharth Verma gave the order whereas listening to a PIL filed in opposition to the alleged police excesses throughout the agitation.

According to the lawyer of one of many petitioners, Mahmood Pracha, the court docket additionally requested the federal government whether or not the post-mortem report of those that died throughout the protest was given to their kin.

Court requested many questions

The court docket has requested the UP authorities to say how many individuals died throughout the CAA protests and complaints lodged in opposition to the police. <! –

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                 At the identical time, the court docket additionally requested whether or not the veracity of media stories on this case has been investigated. Significantly, throughout the protest on December 20 in UP, about 20 individuals had been allegedly killed in police firing.

'Reign of terror in UP'

Human rights activists alleged {that a} 'reign of terror' was being carried out in UP to crack down on protests in opposition to the CAA and NRC. At the identical time, these activists demanded a probe by the Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to seek out out the reality in regards to the police motion and killings within the state. At the identical time, the UP Police has denied any excesses.

Yogi warns protesters

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had warned the protesters to take motion and ordered that these discovered answerable for damaging public property throughout the protests be compensated. They must pay for it. The UP police had registered a case in opposition to greater than a thousand individuals in reference to violent demonstrations and vandalism.

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