Anti-CAA protests: Action against 20,000 social media post, 125 held in UP

The process to confiscate the property of those involved in damaging public assets during the protests gained momentum on Friday and UP Police registered a total of 498 cases in this concern. Nearly, 5558 people are taken into custody and 1246 are arrested.

Anti-CAA protests: Action against 20,000 social media post, 125 held in UP
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Lucknow: In the wake of violence against the Citizenship Act, Uttar Pradesh Police is continuously seen taking action against those being identified. As per the data released by the Uttar Pradesh Police, they have taken action against nearly 20950 objectionable social media posts and registered 95 cases in the matter, till date. The numbers include 10380 Twitter post, 10339 Facebook post and 181 posts on YouTube.  

The process to confiscate the property of those involved in damaging public assets during the protests gained momentum on Friday and UP Police registered a total of 498 cases in this concern. Nearly, 5558 people are taken into custody and 1246 are arrested. The police is further investigating and taking effective action against the identified perpetrators. SIT is constituted to look into the matter.  

The UP Chief Minister's Office (CMO) took to microblogging site Twitter, on Friday and praised the administration and lauded the governments step to seize properties of those vandalising public property. The tweet read, ''Every rioter is shocked. Every demonstrator is shocked. Everyone has been silenced after seeing Yogi Adityanath government's stern intentions. The chief minister has announced that anyone damaging public property will have to pay. Every violent protester will cry now because there is a Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh."

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On Friday(December 27), the districts officials had sent a report to the government of the identified people. The District Magistrates of Lucknow, Meerut, Sambhal, Kanpur Nagar, Firozabad, Rampur, Mau, Muzaffarnagar and Bulandshahr have identified the accused. 

The UP Police have also imposed Section 144 in all districts and has banned mobile internet and SMS services in various parts of the state. The mobile internet and SMS services remained suspended till 10 pm, on Friday (December 27). The announcement was made in a notification dated December 26 and undersigned by Additional Chief Secretary, Awanish Kumar Awasthi. 

According to the police order, the internet will remain suspended till 6:00 am in Bulandshahar, Bijnor on Saturday, while in Mathura, Sitapur, Muzaffarnagar, Firozabad and Sambhal, it will remain suspended till further orders.