Congress Delegation Meets NHRC Chairman On Beating Of Youth In UP Police Stations

Congress Delegation Meets NHRC Chairman On Beating Of Youth In UP Police Stations

New Delhi/Lucknow, June 16 (TNA) A Congress delegation met National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Arun Mishra on Wednesday on the question of harassment of youths from the Muslim community in the police stations of Uttar Pradesh, illegally running bulldozers on people's homes and unilateral action in the recent violence.

On the instructions of Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi, the delegation including Secretary-in-Charge of Uttar Pradesh, Tauqeer Alam, Dheeraj Gujjar, Rajesh Tiwari, Minority Congress Uttar Pradesh President Shahnawaz Alam and Ghaziabad Minority Congress District President Yameen Malik called on the human rights panel chief.

Congress leaders explained in detail to the commission's chairman Mishra how the youths, including many minors, were not only brutally thrashed by the police on June 11 in Saharanpur Kotwali, but their video was also made viral. This, they further informed, was also shared by a BJP MLA Shalabmani Tripathi from his social media account.

This, it was stressed, was “an open case of promoting such violence at the government level and misuse of the police”. Congress leaders also raised the question of demolition of the house of Javed Mohammad and his daughter Afreen Fatima of Allahabad by bulldozer without any legal process.

Giving the example of one-sided action of the police in the name of Kanpur violence, Congress leaders said that despite having evidence, the Kanpur Police did not take any action against the policemen in whose presence people belonging to BJP pelted stones. The posters released by the police also have pictures of people from the Muslim community only while there is evidence of people from both sides being involved in the violence.

The delegation sought appropriate directions to the Uttar Pradesh government to stop these cases of human rights violations.

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