Protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have grown stronger despite the government officially starting the process in the country's most populous state Uttar Pradesh.
Despite being at loggerheads with the Uttar Pradesh Police, protesters continued marching for their rights and this resulted in a lot of violence in the Yogi Adityanath-ruled state.
According to a video posted on Twitter, protesters alleged that Lucknow Police confiscated food items, blankets and other supplies from women protesting against the act in the Ghanta Ghar area on Saturday, January 18.
Inspired by a Shaheen Bagh-styled protest, around 500 women sat near the Clock Tower in Lucknow's old quarters demanding the CAA and (proposed) NRC to be scrapped.
After the protest, which was otherwise peaceful, was disrupted due to this unwarranted conduct of UP Police, a few woman protesters shouted slogans saying:
Uttar Pradesh ki chor police.
And Twitter picked up this rhythm to echo the sentiment.
Aap chronology samjhiye.— Syed Moiz (@smoiz) January 19, 2020
1. Wo protest karengey.
2. Police blanket churayegi.
3. Phir wo nayi blanket layenge.
4. Hamari police wo bhi churayegi.
Steps 4 & 5 repeat hongey #UPPolice ke saarey karmachaariyon tak blanket pahunchne tak.
Snatching the food and blankets from the protesters in Lucknow at clock tower by UP Police.— Dr Mani PTI (FOLLOW 4 ANY MEDICAL ADVICE ) (@p4pakipower) January 19, 2020
History is the making in 🇮🇳!!! pic.twitter.com/HTgV3bRi1o
“Kambal Chor U.P. Police (Blanket thief, U.P. police)” was trending on Twitter after women protesters holding a sit-in against the #CAA in Lucknow accused the police of snatching away their supplies, food items and blankets in the night.#UPPolice https://t.co/he5S6GBxFx— Aftab Alam (@aftabistan) January 19, 2020
@ReallySwara @BhimArmyChief @anuragkashyap72 @anubhavsinha @RichaChadha— Md Shah Alam محمد شاه عالم (@Shahalam_07) January 20, 2020
Aane wale waqt mei general knowledge ke sawal mei ek sawal ye
Q:- kis desh aur state ka police kambal(blanket) chor hai?
UP is a crime less state therefore they themselves started with the crimes 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Darcy_khan (@euthansia) January 19, 2020
What more can one expect from Police working under the dictatorship of Adityanath? These very people are unable to reign in the brazen act of rapes, killings, etc.— Fazal Ur Rehman Shah (@FazalUrRehmanSh) January 19, 2020
The UP Police has already been under severe criticism over its actions in the state over the continuing anti-CAA protests.