Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday accused Yogi Adityanath-led state government of Uttar Pradesh for putting anti-CAA protesters behind bars without thorough investigation and demanded financial assistance to those killed in a protest. Taking to Twitter, the BSP chief said that innocent people have been sent to jail for protesting against the CAA/NRC without an investigation.
1. यू.पी. में CAA/NRC के विरोध में किये गये प्रदर्शनों में बिना जाँच-पड़ताल के ही विशेषकर बिजनौर, सम्भल, मुजफ्फरनगर, मेरठ, फिरोज़ाबाद व अन्य और ज़िलों में भी जिन निर्दोषों को जेल भेज दिया है, जिसे मीडिया ने भी उजागर किया है, यह अति-शर्मनाक व निन्दनीय है।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) January 5, 2020
Mayawati also demanded the immediate release of the innocent people and urged the state government to "provide justifiable financial assistance to the kin of those who have died during the protests." She also asked the Uttar Pradesh government to seek an apology from the public for the same. The four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also informed that on Monday (January 6), her party will send a letter to the Governor seeking a judicial inquiry into the entire episode. "A delegation would give the letter of our demands to the Governor at Raj Bhavan on January 6 at 11 am," she said in another tweet.
3. लेकिन ऐसे में अब इस पूरे राज्य-स्तरीय प्रकरण की न्यायिक जाँच होना बहुत जरूरी है। इसकी माँग हेतु माननीया गर्वनर को एक लिखित ज्ञापन भी बी.एस.पी. प्रतिनिधिमण्डल द्वारा कल दिनांक 6 जनवरी को प्रातः 11 बजे राजभवन में दिया जायेगा।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) January 5, 2020
A total of 1,246 people have been arrested in connection with the violence which erupted across the state in the wake of the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), police had said on December 27. Earlier in December, protests had erupted in several parts of the country including Uttar Pradesh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists, and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.
(with ANI inputs)