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NHRC issues notice to UP DGP over violence in the state

Amid massive protests, violence and internet shutdown in several parts of the state, the National Human Rights Commission has sent a notice to the Director General of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh over the same. The NHRC has sought a detailed report from the DGP about the human rights violation in the state.

This comes on a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath acted against the violent protesters.

The Uttar Pradesh government have sent notices to 28 people holding them responsible for the violence in protests against the amended Citizenship Act. The UP government has sought fine worth Rs 14 Lakh from the 28 people which includes embroidery worker and a hawker of spices.

Earlier, UP CM  Yogi Adityanath decided to seize property of those found guilty and compensate damage to public property. He said, “You cant indulge in violence in name of protest. We will take strict action against such elements. Will seize property of those found guilty and compensate damage to public property.”

Large-scale violence turned the capital of Uttar Pradesh into a war-zone last week. Massive protests took place against the amended citizenship law, that turned violent in several parts of the city.

 

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