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Dec 19, 2019
9:19PM

My govt will not tolerate violence, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today alleged that the opposition parties are inciting violence in the name of protests in state and misguiding people about citizenship amendment act.

Speaking to media in Lucknow today evening, Yogi Adityanath said that his government will not tolerate the violence at any cost and stern action will be taken against those who were involved in arson and stone-pelting during protests today

AIR correspondent reports that,  Although section 144 was imposed in the entire state from yesterday protestors which included workers of various political parties came on streets against the act.


Overall the protest was peaceful in many cities and hundreds of political workers including congress state president Ajay Kumar Lalloo were detained to maintain law and order situation. 

Protests turned violent in state Capital Lucknow and Sambhal where protestors clashed with police and torched few vehicles including 2 roadways buses. Some police personnel also got injured during stone-pelting.

Reacting sharply over the violence in Lucknow Chief Minister termed this an act of treason and said that rioters have been identified and the government will attach their properties for recovery of the damaged public property. 

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