Anti-CAA protests: Those chanting 'Azadi' will face sedition charges, warns Yogi Adityanath
New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued a stern warning to the protesters who were seen raising the slogan 'Azadi' in Uttar Pradesh. He said that those who will be caught with slogans 'Azadi' will have to face sedition charge.
"If anyone raises slogans of Azadi in the name of protest, it will amount to sedition and the government will take strict action. It can’t be accepted. People can’t be allowed to conspire against India from Indian soil," CM Yogi said while addressing a pro-CAA rally in Kanpur, as part of the BJP’s outreach to people regarding the newly implemented law.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had become the first state to implement Centre's new Citizenship Amendment Bill, despite the fact that some of the states like West Bengal, Kerala and Punjab have been opposing it strongly.
On the lines of Shaheen Bagh, women in UP were seen starting their agitation at Lucknow’s iconic clock tower to protest against CAA. Urging them to call off the protest, the UP Police chased and caned women, seized blankets and eatables, switched off the street lights and locked the public toilet near the venue, forcing the women to leave the area.
On Sunday, Yogi Adityanath had slammed the Opposition parties for spreading false information on the new Citizenship law by 'putting women at the forefront.
"The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is not a law against any citizen of India. It is against those intruders who are responsible for terrorism, extremism and separatism. The country is being ripped apart due to propaganda against CAA, and this is being done by keeping women at the forefront," the Uttar Pradesh CM had said.