In Uttar Pradesh, Dozens of protestors of CAB NRC, mostly Muslims have been killed by police. The Police have confirmed that at least 19 people lost their lives while protesting, including an eight-year-old boy. A total of 5,400 people have been taken under custody till now and around 705 have been sent to jail.
The Uttar Pradesh police refuse to take the responsibility of any killings. Director-General of Police OP Singh claimed that
“We did not shoot even a single bullet,”
“We are clear and transparent in this. If anyone died due to our fire we will conduct a judicial inquiry and take action. But nothing happened from our side.”
He claimed the reason for deaths was cross-firing between protestors.
There is terror over the Muslims of UP state. Sources said
“Many Muslims wake up all night to guard their houses. They have fear of police raid and a communal attack”.
The UP police are keeping strict surveillance over social media. Sources have affirmed that “Many parts of Uttar Pradesh remained under lockdown.” Internet services will remain blocked till Monday while all schools and colleges were shut for security purposes in different districts.
The CM Yogi Adityanath decides to assess the damage of public and private property done during protests by forming a team. Sources said, “The cost of the damage to public property during riots will be recovered with fines collected from those responsible.”
People out there are showing anger and stories of protest on Twitter
These accounts, if true, are utterly appalling: “The policemen told the children they were beating them to teach them to never attend a public demonstration again, said the minors who endured the abuse.” https://t.co/x9yLuvmOqr
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) December 25, 2019
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) December 28, 2019
The state of UP is controlled by BJP with a population of 204 million people badly affected by NRC, which made millions of people stateless especially Muslims. But Modi said the law would have
“no effect on citizens of India, including Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, and Buddhists.”
From Dec 11, the number of people has been killed in protests across the country since the Citizenship Amendment Act was adopted. The law is seen as discriminatory towards Muslims, who make up about 14 percent of India’s 1.3 billion populations.