Ahead of Yogi Adityanath appearance at a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district, a Muslim woman was allegedly forced to remove her burkha by police officers, NDTV reported on Tuesday.
According to NDTV, the woman, Saira—who is reportedly a BJP worker—said she had no complaints.
Assuring the news channel that an enquiry would be conducted, district police chief Anil Kumar said: "So far, I have not received any report of this. We had instructions that there should be no black flags shown at the rally. I will get this looked into. One cannot forcibly make anyone remove a burkha.
The Times of India reported that in October, the Agra district administration barred people from wearing black T-shirts and shirts while attending Adityanath's rally.
Officials said the restriction was made to thwart any attempt to show black flags at the event, according to the report.
Published Date: Nov 21, 2017 22:45 PM | Updated Date: Nov 21, 2017 22:45 PM