The one-page pamphlet, written in Urdu and Hindi, states that the CAA is to provide citizenship and not to take it away. It clarifies that minorities, especially Muslims, will not be affected by this act as the law is not related to citizens, but refugees.
Recalling Vivekananda’s observation, the CM said, “When a person starts being ashamed of his ancestors, it indicates that his end has come.”
Another police officer said the girl was picked up from outside her school around 2 pm by one of the accused while she was with her friends.
Sources said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is likely to start his Ganga Yatra from Bijnor on January 27, may visit Hastinapur, where he could take part in “Ganga Arti” and address a public meeting.
Lucknow Additional Superintendent of Police (East) Suresh Chandra Rawat said the victim and the arrested accused — 30-year-old Vinayak Thakur — “knew each other very well and the murder took place over a personal dispute”.
On Monday, Akhilesh Yadav had claimed that more than 1,500 children have died in a period of 10 months last year at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur due to encephalitis.
Referring to those who died in the protests as “martrys”, Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Ram Govind Chaudhary, said: “We will also give pensions if we come to power to the families of those who lost lives in the violence... This is what the governments have been doing for the families of the martyrs for a long time.”
Speaking to the media in Lucknow, Akhilesh alleged that the attack was planned and blamed the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of RSS, and the BJP for the violence.
BRD Medical College Principal Dr Ganesh Kumar rejected Akhilesh’s claim, saying that the actual number of child deaths was not even one-third of what the SP president was claiming.
Meanwhile, four policemen, including an inspector-rank officer, Vijay Kumar Gautam, and three constables, were suspended for negligence as the undertrial had got hold of the pistol while he was in custody.
On more than one occasion, Akhilesh was asked about Priyanka’s remark that the “Opposition in Uttar Pradesh is scared”. But on both the occasions, Akhilesh dodged the question and said jokingly, “Haan, hum darre hue hain (Yes, we are scared).”
According to police, the incident occurred in May 2018, but it came into light on Sunday when police interrogated accused Pramod Kumar after victim Vineeta’s father Kalicharan filed a police complaint.
On Saturday, even as the Aligarh police said the students had taken permission from the varsity administration in this regard, AMU spokesperson Shafe Kidwai denied having “official communication” about such a march.
During her recent visit to Lucknow, Priyanka had asked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to follow the “dharma”, symbolised by the saffron colour clothes that he wears. She had said that there was no place for violence or revenge in the country.
“The CM is worried about children dying in Kota. But in the past 12 months, more than 1,000 children have died in Gorakhpur. When will he worry about that," Akhilesh said in Lucknow.
The details of the report prepared by Krishna were made public after a purported video sex chat featuring him began doing the rounds.
The eight were arrested in connection with the December 19 protests in Lucknow against the new citizenship law that turned violent, leading to the death of one person.
A discussion on Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution, which talks on the protection of interest of minorities, is also likely to take place. The saints may also stress on the need for the same law for all citizens.
The accused forcibly pulled her into a car parked nearby and one of them raped her, while the other recorded a video of her ordeal, she stated in the FIR.
Swatantra Dev Singh alleged that misperceptions are being created about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and NPR.