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Allahabad HC asks for govt report on alleged police atrocities in state

The two-judge bench questioned govt on truthfulness of media reports

Sabrangindia 29 Jan 2020

CAAImage Courtesy: india.com

The Allahabad High Court has asked UP government to submit a report on allegations of police atrocities on anti-CAA protestors. This order was passed by a two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Verma while hearing a number of PILs against the UP police action.

The Court asked the government to mention how many people died during the anti-CAA protests in the state and about the complaints registered against the police. The court also asked whether truthfulness of media reports in this regard has been examined or not.

Rights activists have alleged that there was a reign of terror in UP while suppressing the anti-CAA protests in the state. The PILs have demanded a Supreme Court monitored SIT probe to ascertain the role of police and determine the truth behind the killings in the protests.

About 20 people have been reportedly killed during the anti-CAA protests in the state.

The UP administration and the police have all along denied any wrongdoings.

December proved to be the worst month for the state of Uttar Pradesh and things look better now on the surface, the administrative action continues. Uttar Pradesh saw the worst of prohibitive action under section 144, worst of the police action, 20 deaths due to police brutality, thousands of people being detained and hundreds being arrested; all this after anti-CAA protests started erupting in the state. People belonging to Muslim community were especially targeted even though they were not partaking in the protests.

People who condemned the violence and barbaric acts of the state are hopeful that the PILs will address these issues and bring the perpetrators to book. 

The next hearing of the case is on February 17.

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Allahabad HC asks for govt report on alleged police atrocities in state

The two-judge bench questioned govt on truthfulness of media reports

CAAImage Courtesy: india.com

The Allahabad High Court has asked UP government to submit a report on allegations of police atrocities on anti-CAA protestors. This order was passed by a two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Verma while hearing a number of PILs against the UP police action.

The Court asked the government to mention how many people died during the anti-CAA protests in the state and about the complaints registered against the police. The court also asked whether truthfulness of media reports in this regard has been examined or not.

Rights activists have alleged that there was a reign of terror in UP while suppressing the anti-CAA protests in the state. The PILs have demanded a Supreme Court monitored SIT probe to ascertain the role of police and determine the truth behind the killings in the protests.

About 20 people have been reportedly killed during the anti-CAA protests in the state.

The UP administration and the police have all along denied any wrongdoings.

December proved to be the worst month for the state of Uttar Pradesh and things look better now on the surface, the administrative action continues. Uttar Pradesh saw the worst of prohibitive action under section 144, worst of the police action, 20 deaths due to police brutality, thousands of people being detained and hundreds being arrested; all this after anti-CAA protests started erupting in the state. People belonging to Muslim community were especially targeted even though they were not partaking in the protests.

People who condemned the violence and barbaric acts of the state are hopeful that the PILs will address these issues and bring the perpetrators to book. 

The next hearing of the case is on February 17.

Related:

West Bengal Assembly next in line to pass resolution against CAA
IIT-B holds Tiranga rally to strengthen unity and create awareness against CAA-NPR-NRC
Proof of religion likely for application under CAA
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Assam is different from rest of the country

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