Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that his administration will find a solution “in their style” on the ongoing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest. Adityanath commented that everyone has the right to protest and put forward their point of view but no one has the liberty to indulge in anti-national activities in its pretext.
During a BJP rally in support of CAA in Agra, Adityanath said that those people who were earlier setting fire everywhere on the call of SIMI and PFI have now realised that their illegal properties will be seized. So they cowered and now they have pushed forward their women and children and are trying to create unrest. Several protests, largely led by women, are being held in different parts of the country against the new citizenship law. In Uttar Pradesh, protests are being held at Ghantaghar and Gomti Nagar in Lucknow and Mansoor Ali Park in Prayagraj.
Earlier, Adityanath had also warned saying that the chants of “azadi” slogan by the ant-CAA protestors amounts to “deshdroh“ and that his government will take “very strict action” against those raising it. He had also asked people to go to the protest sites and ask the woman protesters why they are protesting.
In the protests against CAA, at least 20 people have been killed so far— mostly of bullet injuries from firearms with serious questions being raised concerning the conduct of the UP police and the state administration.