CAA-NRC: UP police book 1,200 in AMU for holding candle march

Lucknow: A candle march was carried out inside the AMU campus in solidarity with those who have lost their lives in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday filed an FIR against 1,200 Aligarh Muslim University students for carrying out the march on December 23. The case has been registered under Sections 188 and 341 of the Indian Penal Code for violating Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which was imposed in the area.

“There was no permission for the candle march,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Aakash Kulhari.

MS Education Academy

Notably, Section 144 of the CrPC gives the authority to the Executive Magistrate of any state or territory to issue an order to bar the gathering of four or more people in an area. As per the law, each member of such ‘unlawful assembly’ can be booked for engaging in rioting. 

It surfaced yesterday that a fact-finding report on the violent clash between the Uttar Pradesh Police and protesters in AMU on the night of December 15 has accused the cops of indulging in “unprovoked violence in AMU, more brutal than even in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)”.

It surfaced yesterday that a fact-finding report on the violent clash between the Uttar Pradesh Police and protesters in AMU on the night of December 15 has accused the cops of indulging in “unprovoked violence in AMU, more brutal than even in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)”.

The report also hits out at the AMU administration for “abandoning its students and throwing them to a hostile and pitiless state”.

The report also hits out at the AMU administration for “abandoning its students and throwing them to a hostile and pitiless state”.

Subscribe us on The Siasat Daily - Google News
Back to top button