CAA Protest: 15 Dead in UP's Violence from Thursday

21-12-2019

Many people were killed throughout Uttar Pradesh within the new citizenship legislation, that broke out following Friday prayers of the centre. 1 man had died and also one in Lucknow in Sambhal on Thursday, taking the entire number of deaths from the country. The authorities said four men have died in Bijnor and Firozabad, one each in Meerut in Kampur Sambhal, Varanasi and Lucknow.

Police state 263 Uttar Pradesh cops also have been hurt in the violence since Thursday.

Violence had happened across 13 districts on Thursday. The listing comprised Shamli, Deoband, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Sambhal, Aligarh, Bahraich, Ferozabad, Kanpur, Bhadohi and Gorakhpur.

Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh has denied that police shooting was accountable for some of those deaths. "We didn't take a single bullet," he explained. Another officer had claimed, "If any shooting occurred, it had been out of the protesters' side".

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act makes faith the evaluation of citizenship -- a first in the nation. The government says it's going to assist minorities to acquire citizenship should they fled to India due to religious persecution.

Critics say it was made to discriminate against Muslims and contrasts the secular principles of this constitution.

Protests against regulations have been crossing the nation since December 11, as it had been signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Whilst originally, the northeast, Delhi & Bengal were changed, the protests escalated in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday. Lucknow was the very first to combine into the protest.
It was one of those 2 cities to observe much violence - another was Bangalore.

The catalyst was Sunday's protests by students of Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. The march had ended with all outsiders burning vehicles, linking in and throwing rocks.

The following police actions on students had triggered a series of student protests that began in the Aligarh Muslims University.

On Thursday, violence broke out from three key regions in Lucknow town, together with protesters burning automobiles and clashing with the authorities.


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