We shot Suleman, it is allowed in self-defence: An interview with the Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh SP Sanjeev Tyagi | CAA | Caravan Magazine
Topics: Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) | Uttar Pradesh
As nationwide protests against the recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) escalated in mid December, news reports of police brutality against the protestors began to surface. The police killed protestors in Mangalore, and in Delhi, it fired bullets at students, lobbed tear-shells, detained and beat them brutally. – Caravan Magazine
The Uttar Pradesh police’s brutality stood out even amongst these horrific accounts—in the past month, the police of the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled state has been accused of killing over twenty persons, of arbitrarily detaining and torturing hundreds of Muslims, of destroying the personal property of citizens to intimidate them, and of torturing young teenaged boys in its custody. The police has consistently denied all allegations, even as video and reported accounts of horrific and illegal police brutality continue to emerge on social-media and in news reports.