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'Reign of terror' in UP; false charges framed on CAA protests: Activists

"A reign of terror is prevailing in Uttar Pradesh," Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav said.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police in Lucknow charge protesters during a rally against the Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens on December 19, 2019 | Photo: PTI
Police in Lucknow charge protesters during a rally against the Citizenship Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens on December 19, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Rights activists on Thursday alleged that there was a "reign of terror" prevailing in Uttar Pradesh and the police was framing false charges against people to crack down on protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the Register of Citizens (NRC).

Rights activist Harsh Mander, at a press conference here, said according to law the government could use the details gathered in the Population Register (NPR) to identify people as "doubtful citizens" and then use it for Register of Citizens (NRC).

He alleged that the central government was spreading "blatant lies" on NRC and NPR to forward their divisive agenda.

Citing "police brutality" against AMU students, he alleged that it seems the entire state is at "an open war with a segment if its citizens".

"A reign of terror is prevailing in Uttar Pradesh," Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav said.

Kavita Krishnan, who was part of a fact-finding commission that visited Meerut where people have died in anti-CAA protests, alleged that police was framing false charges against people to crack down on anti-CAA protests.

First Published: Thu, December 26 2019. 13:40 IST
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