U.P. Police brutalised children in anti-CAA protests: report | The Hindu
Close to 41 minors were detained and suffered custodial torture at the hands of the Uttar Pradesh police in the aftermath of a massive clampdown on anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, alleges a fact-finding investigation by civil society organisations.
Around 22 minors were held in Bijnor and 14 in Muzaffarnagar. First information reports (FIRs) were filed against four minors who were released after 12 days of detention in Muzaffarnagar. Two minors continue to be held under detention in Firozabad and have not received any legal aid nor have their cases received any media coverage, states the report “Brutalising Innocence” released by Quill Foundation, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights and Citizens Against Hate. An eight-year-old boy was killed during a stampede that followed police action against anti-CAA protesters in Varanasi. The boy’s parents were forced to conduct a high-security burial one hour after the body was returned, according to the report. In Lucknow, two minors sustained bullet injuries.
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