Indian State Protesters Threaten to Seize Property
India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has threatened to seize more than 200 protesters protesting against the controversial citizenship law, demanding compensation for damage to public property.
Uttar Pradesh government officials said at least 230 notices have been issued, the majority of which have been sent to Muslims and the claims claim millions of losses.
According to the report, it is not clear how many people have been involved in the protests and other crimes, but no one has been punished till now, while state officials have accused Muslim protesters of protesting.
It is to be noted that there was a violent protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state by population.
Of the more than 25 killed during protests across India, more than 15 occurred in Uttar Pradesh alone, where clashes between Muslim and extremist Hindu groups took place.
According to the report, Mohammad Fahim, a resident of Rampur area, has also received notice from the state while his sister-in-law Mohammad Mahmood is in police custody.
He said that 'Mahmud did not participate in the protest and was present at the house but the police have kept him in custody till now'.
Mohammad Fahim said, "Mahmud makes a living by selling fish in a wooden car and his finances are not even a lawyer. How will he pay a fine?"
On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh government spokesman Maritanjay Kumar said that authorities would look into the damage done to government property and sent notices.
Former Chief of State Police Vikram Singh criticized, saying, "Such notices are premature, you cannot complain or do justice yourself, so the state needs to create an authority to assess the damages." '.
He said it was "more harmful to send 50 notices and take action on 50 and get success in 2".
It should be noted that violent protests against the controversial citizenship law in India are ongoing, which has killed dozens of people and banned protests in different states until now.
Thousands of citizens, including students and Muslims, are protesting against the controversial citizenship law.
The controversial bill in the lower house of India (Lok Sabha) was passed on December 9, 2019, and December 11 in the upper house (Lok Rajya Sabha), the next day the Indian president signed the bill after which the bill became law. ۔
Under this law, Indian citizenship will be granted to Hindus, Christians, Parsis, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who entered India before 2015, under this law. Amending the Citizenship Act of 1955 will make illegal immigrants of selected categories eligible for Indian citizenship
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