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

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In the violent crackdown towards 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 towards the alleged police excesses through the agitation.

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

Court requested many questions

The courtroom has requested the UP authorities to say how many individuals died through the CAA protests and complaints lodged towards the police. <! –

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                 At the identical time, the courtroom additionally requested whether or not the veracity of media studies on this case has been investigated. Significantly, through the protest on December 20 in UP, about 20 individuals have 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 towards the CAA and NRC. At the identical time, these activists demanded a probe by the Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) to search out out the reality concerning 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 through the protests be compensated. They need to pay for it. The UP police had registered a case towards greater than a thousand individuals in reference to violent demonstrations and vandalism.

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