'Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh': Police framing false charges against anti-CAA protesters, govt spreading lies about NPR, NRC, claim activists

  • Activists alleged that there was a reign of terror in UP and the police was framing false charges against people to crack down on protests against the Citizenship Act and NRC

  • An actiivst alleged that the central government was spreading blatant lies on NRC and NPR to forward their divisive agenda

New Delhi: 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 National Register of Citizens (NRC).

 Reign of terror in Uttar Pradesh: Police framing false charges against anti-CAA protesters, govt spreading lies about NPR, NRC, claim activists

Police personnel stop local residents who were holding a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC. PTI

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

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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.

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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2019 11:40:23 IST