UP police book protesters for showing black flags to Yogi Adityanath

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Police in Uttar Pradesh have reportedly filed a complaint against 500 protesters, who showed him black flags on Sunday while chanting ‘Go Back Yogi’ slogans in Moradabad.

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Hundreds of people on Sunday had gathered outside the government guest house in Moradabad, where Yogi was staying, to register their protest against Saharanpur violence.

According to reports, cops have registered a case under section 143/341 of IPC while booking seven other people under criminal law in Moradabad police station.

On Sunday thousands of dalit rights activists, led by Bhim Army, gathered at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi to raise their voices against the caste-based violence in Saharanpur.

Around 50,000 people participated in the protest despite being denied permission by the Delhi Police.

The protesters demanded that cases be registered against those who had perpetrated violence against dalits on May 9.

They also demanded that the affected families be awarded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh.

Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar, who is accused of sharing an objectionable video on social media and disrupting the communal harmony in Saharanpur, was also present at the event.

The activists also demanded that the FIRs lodged against Chandrashekhar and other dalit activists be cancelled and a judicial probe be initiated into the incidents of clashes at Saharanpur.

The law and order in Uttar Pradesh has sharply deteriorated since Adityanath took over as the state’s chief minister. While members of the militant group, Hindu Yuva Vahini, have been responsible for carrying out violence against innocent couple in the name of moral policing, even lawmakers belonging to Adityanath’s party have been involved in intimidating cops in Saharanpur and elsewhere.

Saharanpur has also been witness to clashes involving the upper caste Hindus and Dalits. The BJP government had summarily transferred the SSP of Saharanpur after he refused to bow down to the intimidation of the saffron party MP, Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma.

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