CAA stir: UP Police confiscates food items, blankets from protesting women at Lucknow's Ghanta Ghar

CAA stir: UP Police confiscates food items, blankets from protesting women at Lucknow's Ghanta Ghar

Videos of police taking away blankets and food items from the protesters surfaced on social media in which cops can be seen rushing towards police vans with the confiscated items.

EC News Desk

Lucknow, January 19, 2020: Lucknow Police confiscated food items and blankets from women protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Ghanta Ghar area on Saturday evening.

Inspired by Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, around 500 women along with children sat near the Clock Tower in Lucknow's old quarters on Saturday evening protesting the amended citizenship law and the planned National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Videos of police taking away blankets and food items from the protesters surfaced on social media in which cops can be seen rushing towards police vans with the confiscated items.

Condemning the police action, women, who were present at Ghanta Ghar on Saturday evening, could be heard shouting "Uttar Pradesh ki chor police" (The thief police of Uttar Pradesh).

The protest on Saturday at Ghanta Ghar in Lucknow was peaceful till police reached the spot and started confiscating food items and blankets from the protesters which led to chaos.

This incident has raised questions over the conduct of Uttar Pradesh Police with people on social media condemning the force. The UP Police has been under severe criticism over its actions in the state over the continuing anti-CAA protests.

Besides Delhi, protests have unfolded in several parts of the country over the contentious law since it was passed on December 11 and have led to clashes at several places including Uttar Pradesh, where more than 20 people have died.

According to the amended law, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014, and facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship. The law excludes Muslims.

(Source IT)