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"CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur - Firstpost | FirstPost"

CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur | FirstPost

Topics: Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) | Uttar Pradesh

“A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Uttar Pradesh’s several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 15” – FirstPost

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh : A police post was torched in Kanpur on Saturday amid fresh incidents of anti-citizenship protests in Uttar Pradesh’s several districts including in Rampur and Aligarh as the toll in the violence in the last two days rose to 15.

Over 260 policemen were also injured, of whom 57 received gunshot wounds, IG (Law and Order) Praveen Kumar told PTI on Saturday.

“Women and children were used as shields by the protestors,” Director General of Police OP Singh said, maintaining that the police did not open fire.

“All the deaths that took place have been in cross-firing and this will become clear in postmortem examination,” the DGP told reporters.

Read More at: CAA protests: Toll rises to 15 in Uttar Pradesh as stir turns violent for second consecutive day; police post torched in Kanpur | FirstPost

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