Prophet Remarks Row: Over 200 Arrested After Clashes, Protests In UP

Prophet Remarks Row
Prophet Remarks Row

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office said officials have been given freedom and clear instructions to take strict action against “anti-social elements”.

Prophet Remarks Row

Prophet Remarks Row:
Prophet Remarks Row

Prophet Remarks Row: More than 200 people have been arrested in six districts of Uttar Pradesh over violence in connection with the recent remarks made by a suspended BJP leader on Prophet Muhammad.

Sixty-eight people were arrested from Prayagraj, while 50 were taken into police custody in Hathras. Forty-eight people were picked up from Saharanpur, followed by Ambedkarnagar (28 arrests), Moradabad (25 arrests) and eight from Firozabad.

A total of 227 people have been arrested in these six districts in connection with protests over remarks by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nupur Sharma and expelled party leader Naveen Jindal on Prophet Muhammad.

Prophet Remarks Row: Police said the arrests were being made on the basis of video footage obtained from the protest sites.

Senior police officer Prashant Kumar told to Media, “We have identified people who were involved in the protests and arrested them. Protests were held at these places despite the administration’s appeal for peace.”

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office said officials have been given freedom and clear instructions to take strict action against “anti-social elements”.

Prophet Remarks Row: “The CM has given full hand and clear instructions to the authorities to take strict action against anti-social elements. Strict lessons will be taught to those who take the law into their own hands,” his office said in a statement.

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in some parts of Prayagraj after Friday prayers. Stones were also pelted during the clash in Atala area of ​​Prayagraj.

In Saharanpur, people with placards raised slogans against Nupur Sharma. Some of them even turned violent after the security personnel tried to stop them.

Several West Asian countries mostly gulf countries demanded a public apology, summoned Indian envoys and called for a boycott of Indian products.

The government tried to quell the controversy and called the remarks “views of vulgar elements”.

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