“Everyone has been Silenced”: a comprehensive report on UP violence and its aftermath

Citizens Against Hate (CAH), a Delhi based collective of individuals and groups concerned with rising trend of hate mobilisation and crime. They released a report titled “Everyone has been Silenced – Police Excesses against anti-CAA protestors in Uttar Pradesh and the post-violence reprisal” put together by a team of human rights experts, defenders and lawyers.

The report has explored various issues that marred the spectacle of violence in Uttar Pradesh after the anti-CAA protests broke out in December 2019, such as gag orders, targeted violence, police subversion of justice, forced burials, doctored FIRs, delayed autopsy reports, witness intimidation, impunity and such other chilling revelations.

…As per citizens fact finding reports, 22 people died in police firing in the state and several other were grievously injured. UP Police allegedly also ransacked homes and destroyed private property in Muslim neighbourhoods in Muzaffarnagar, Kanpur, Lucknow and Firozabad.… The report is a detailed account of all cases of violence and post violence reprisals and incidents of subversion of justice by the police force.…

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