There was a lot of uproar in many cities of UP after Friday prayers. Namazis blocked the road in Saharanpur. During this, the protesters ransacked the shops forcibly closing them. At the same time, people pelted stones in Prayagraj. When the protesters pelted stones at the ADG’s vehicle, the police fired tear gas shells in retaliation. Some police and media persons were also injured in stone pelting. Things remain tense here. There is also news of protests in Moradabad. People also raised slogans at the Mound Wali Masjid in Lucknow. Earlier, protesters also took to the road at Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
Thousands of people gathered in Saharanpur after Friday prayers at the main Jama Masjid of the city at one o’clock in the afternoon. Then from Jama Masjid towards the clock tower, they started shouting slogans in the form of procession. On reaching the clock tower, the protesting Namazis created a ruckus and sloganeering, after which the police removed them from there by lathi-charge. After the lathi charge, a stampede broke out among the protesters.
At the same time, the shops of Ghantaghar and Nehru Market were also forcibly closed. During this, the protesters also vandalized two wheelers. The police have also arrested some protesting Namazis. At the same time, the market which was forcibly closed is being reopened by the police administration. Now the situation is completely under control.
In Prayagraj, police pelted sticks, fired tear gas shells –
On the other hand, hundreds of people gathered in Atala area after Friday prayers in Prayagraj. Raising slogans, the protesters demanded action against Nupur Sharma. The security forces lathi-charged the protesters to disperse them. In response, the protesters pelted stones. Police has barricaded all around, Police PAC and Rapid Action Force are present on the spot. There is also a report of a PAC truck set on fire. Stone pelting is taking place from the houses, due to which the police are facing problem in Atala area.
Slogans of ‘Nupur Sharma ko hanging’ were
raised in Moradabad. Similarly, in Moradabad too, after the Namaz, the crowd demonstrated against the government. During this, slogans of ‘Nupur Sharma ko hanging’ were raised. There is tremendous anger here about the arrests being made in the Kanpur case. After Friday prayers, the crowd raised slogans against the government in Galshaheed and Mughalpura areas.
There is complete peace in UP: ADG Prashant Kumar
Meanwhile, ADG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar claims that there is complete peace in the cities of UP. In many places, the Friday prayers have been successfully completed. Extensive policing has been made. Monitoring is going on on social media. There is peace in Kanpur and fair action is being taken.
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