Watch: Uttar Pradesh is the country's top gun where arms are concerned
Nearly 5 of 10 firearms siezed in the country come from Uttar Pradesh.
Nearly 5 of 10 firearms siezed in the country come from Uttar Pradesh. Possession of firearms or ammunition without a valid license is an offence under the Arms Act. But crime and violence is nothing new in India’s most prized political battlefield. Add Madhya Pradesh to the mix and that accounts for 60% of all firearm seizures in India.
Bring on Rajasthan and that’s a cool 7 in 10 guns.
States south of the Narmada stand out in stark contrast, though. Less than a total of 1000 firearms were seized in all South Indian states put together in both 2014 and 2015.
The total is a whopping 50,000 arms.
No wonder that lawlessness is making people vote with their feet - there are more than 8 million internal migrants in India.
Taking note of the heavy rainfall, District Magistrate, Lucknow, Abhishek Prakash has advised people to remain indoors and avoid going out.
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During the yatra, Congress leaders will assure people that they would fulfil promises made by the party in the run up to the polls.
Ajay Kumar Lallu also said that governments led by BJP, BSP and SP that ruled Uttar Pradesh for the past 32 years failed to live up to the expectations of people