Uttar Pradesh cops force woman to remove burkha at Yogi Adityanath's Ballia rally; district police chief vows probe
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
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.
The prime minister also inaugurated projects worth around Rs 744 crore and laid the foundation stones of several projects and public works worth about Rs 839 crore
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged that only a minimum number of people should participate in the yatra and directed strict implementation of COVID-19 norms
The top court had taken suo motu cognisance and said it cannot allow the UP government "to hold 100 percent physical Kanwar Yatra in view of COVID"