350 arrested in UP, no Internet in 15 districts of UP
Uttar Pradesh

350 arrested in UP, no Internet in 15 districts of UP

Agency News

The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested over 350 people in connection with Thursday's violent protests against Citizenship Amendement Act (CAA).

As part of the violent protest on Thursday led to widespread destruction of property and the death of one protester in Lucknow.

Section 144, which was imposed throughout the state on Thursday is still in place in the wake of the violent anti-CAA protests in India's most populous state. Internet services continue to remain blocked in at least 15 districts across seven cities in UP.

In connection with Sambhal violence, a case has been registered against 17 known and 250 unknown persons. Samajwadi Party leaders Shafiqur Rahman Barq and Feroz Khan also booked in connection with violence on December 19. The situation across Uttar Pradesh remains tense on Friday in the wake of violence in Lucknow and Sambhal, where protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) turned ugly on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday his government will take revenge on those involved in the violence over the amended Citizenship Act by auctioning their property to compensate for the losses. "There is no place for violence in democracy. In the name of opposing the CAA, the Congress, SP and Left parties have pushed the entire country to fire. There was violence in Lucknow and Sambhal and we will deal with it strictly. All properties of those involved in damaging public assets will be seized and auctioned to compensate for the losses."

The anti-CAA protests in parts of Uttar Pradesh turned out to be the most violent among all other protests in the country. The protests in Lucknow and Sambhal, in particular, turned ugly as protesters clashed with police, pelted stones, burnt post station and caused significant damage to property.