Headlines December 22, 2019
Death toll rises in Uttar Pradesh
Union Minister Amit Shah had introduced the citizenship amendment bill two weeks back. Ever since then, India has been witnessing protests. Two people were killed in clashes in Uttar Pradesh. The death toll has now risen to eleven. On Friday, nine protestors were killed in various parts of the state. But Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh pointed out that the state police has not fired or killed any protestors.
The greatest excesses are being reported from #UttarPradesh where the CM has vowed vengeance. He is not upholding rule of law as mandated by the oath he took on Indian Constitution. Accounts of cruelty, brutality, arbitrary arrests pouring in thru phone as internet blocked- Saba Naqvi, Writer.
Security was already beefed up across the state. But on Friday, hundreds of people came out to the streets against the bill. The police had used tear gas and lathi charge to control the protestors.
Reportedly, over 50 policemen were injured in the clashes. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who belongs to BJP had said that the state government will take revenge on those who destroy public property. The statement had sparked outrage as well.
Three people have died in protests in Karnataka. Incidents of violence have been reported from across India, especially in Delhi. “6 more protesters killed in UP. Total number of deaths rises to 9 Even when the nation is against #CAA, PM #Modi & @AmitShah have chosen to double down & unleash deadly force on civilians in BJP states rather than roll back the act”, tweeted Congress leader Shama Mohamed.
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