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Asad Rehman is a reporter based in Lucknow. He covers central and eastern Uttar Pradesh for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @asad1_rehman

CAA: As Uttar Pradesh begins enlisting, cheer in a Pilibhit village
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Sarpanch Prashant Sana says that of Ramnagra’s population of around 4,500, “1,989” will get citizenship. “We have done a survey. We are feeding the data into an excel sheet, which will be sent to the district administration.”

As women sit-in continues, over 200 booked in Prayagraj
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The sit-in began on Sunday afternoon in Prayagraj and the ongoing agitation has seen mainly women protesters.

Women begin sit-in at Prayagraj park: If Delhi women can sit in cold, why can’t we?
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Meanwhile, police said that they are urging the protesters to call off their dharna. “A group of women have gathered at the park. Senior police officers are at the spot. They are talking to women. They are protesting against the CAA, NRC," said SSP (Prayagraj) Satyarth Aniruddha Pankaj.

Uttar Pradesh: Activist Deepak Kabir released, alleges torture
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

He alleged that he and other activists were tortured in police custody and were not given food or water for 24 hours, before being produced in court.

IIT-Kanpur Dy Director: ‘Want students’ welfare, panel probing not just Faiz poem but whole incident’
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

IIT-K Deputy Director Manindra Agarwal said, “We want the students’ welfare. The committee is probing the whole incident, and not whether the Faiz poem is anti-Hindu or not.”

Police action in Gorakhpur: Shaken and scared, residents recount day police ‘barged in’
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Residents in nearby Askarganj allege that policemen climbed onto the terraces to look for the men and when they could not find them, they hurled abuses at women.

Akhilesh Yadav: ‘300 MLAs upset with him… Yogi gave free hand to cops to save chair’
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

People are angry over the political situation...As for UP, even today, if you go to villages and ask about the election results, they say it is beyond comprehension that the (Opposition) alliance lost: Akhilesh Yadav.

We The People: ‘I wish in the new year we start looking at people as humans, not as Hindu, Muslim’
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

What does the Constitution mean in their lives, in letter and spirit? Which rights matter to them the most, at home and beyond, as they enter 2020, the 70th year of the Republic.

FIR against SHO, five other cops for Bijnor death during protests
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

Satya Prakash Singh, who replaced Solanki as SHO, told The Sunday Express that apart from Solanki, local outpost in-charge Ashish Tomar, constable Mohit Kumar and three other “unidentified” policemen have been named in the FIR filed by Suleiman’s brother Shoaib.

Drones to bandobast to peace meetings: UP has a quiet Friday
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

Security drones kept watch on groups of people moving on roads and senior officers led police patrols. In Lucknow, roads wore deserted looks with heavy police bandobast in areas of the old city which was rocked by violence on December 19.

In Lucknow hospital, two teenagers with gunshot wounds, neither of them a protester
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

While both were shot in the abdomen, neither of the two — 15-year-old Mohammad Jeelani and 17-year-old Mohammad Shameem — have been identified by police as injured protesters.

Lucknow varsity expels student for sharing post on anti-CAA protest
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

A member of the university’s media committee, Dr Tannu Dang, said Ahmed Raza Khan, a student of History (Honours) third year, had called for a protest to be held on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh CAA protests: ‘Didn’t take our son immediately to hospital…we were terrified of police’
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

According to the family, Raees, who used to sell papads, had gone for Friday prayers at Eidgah mosque, which became the centre of the protest against the new citizenship law in Kanpur.

CAA protests spread across UP, toll now 15, CM Adityanath issues appeal for peace
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Among dead, 8-yr-old in Varanasi; DGP denies any casualties in police firing

CAA protest: In Kanpur, a police outpost damaged, cop critical; 2 victims’ kin await bodies
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

At 8.30 pm on Saturday, when The Sunday Express went there, the police outpost stood damaged, its windows and doors broken. Several vehicles parked outside were completely burnt.

CAA protests: UP man was out to get ration when he was shot, says family
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

Local residents have gathered outside Wakeel’s house in Daulatganj area of Thakurganj. Aslam, Wakeel’s neighbour, says Wakeel plied an auto-rickshaw that he had rented from someone.

Violence in UP, Yogi Adityanath warns of revenge against arsonists
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The UP police said 3,417 people were taken into custody across the state as part of preventive action.

Lucknow: One dead as CAA protests turn violent, vehicles, police outposts set ablaze
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Police said it was yet to be verified whether the deceased, Mohammad Wakeel, was part of the protest. In nearby Sambhal, 20 people have been arrested so far and Internet facilities have been suspended.

Uttar Pradesh: Journalist booked for roti-salt midday meal video gets clean chit
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

“We have given Jaiswal a clean chit, while a chargesheet has been filed against the other accused in the case. During our investigation, we found no evidence against Jaiswal,” Mirzapur SP Dharm Veer Singh told The Indian Express.

New citizenship law: Protest at Lucknow’s Integral University peaceful, says police but file 2 FIRs
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Mohammad Zafar, deputy proctor for the university, said the protest on Monday was peaceful and university had been shut with immediate effect.

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