CAA Updates: Section 144 commanded in Uttar Pradesh between CAA protests, internet dangled in 16 regions
Amid demonstrations against both the Citizenship Amendment Act, Section 144 has been enforced as a preventive measure by the Uttar Pradesh administration throughout the state. The section forbids the assembly of four or more people in a country.
Internet services have also been suspended in several districts to prevent the propagation of false information via social networking sites. Bulandshahar, Agra, Sambhal, Bijnor, Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Firozabad, Mathura, Shamli, and Aligarh have influenced by precincts.
The measures were undertaken to restore law and order in the state as last week after the agitators clashed with the police and vandalized public property, protests turned violent.
And in the meantime, during the protests against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act, the Uttar Pradesh government has initiated a crackdown on miscreants who have resorted to violence.
Characteristics will be seized of at least 498 protesters who have vandalized state property. These protesters have already received a notice of the same. The administration described the ‘ anti-socials ‘ who caused harm to the public property when engaging in anti-CAA demonstrations, according to a circular. To recover the damages, it will now confiscate their house.
On December 10-24, at least 82 citizens from Lucknow, 148 from Meerut, 26 from Sambhal, 79 from Rampur, 13 from Ferozabad, 50 from Kanpur, 73 from Muzzafarnagar, 8 from Mao and 19 from Bulandshahar were reported as damaging government property during most of the CAA protests in the nation.
To completion, since December 10, a total of 213 FIRs have been registered in the state against demonstrators for agitation, vandalism, and arson, while 925 accused have been arrested, according to numbers released by the headquarters of Lucknow DGP.
For uploading offensive videos on social media, a total of 81 FIRs have been filed and 120 suspects have been detained. Seven,513 Twitter posts, 9,076 Facebook posts, and 172 YouTube videos have been taken measures.