UP police trashes two women students for staging a protest against BJP chief Amit Shah

UP police trashes two women students for staging a protest against BJP chief Amit Shah
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A video of an incident that has gone viral on social media Shows the Uttar Pradesh police allegedly manhandling two female students for waving black flags during BJP chief Amit Shahs rally in Allahabad, triggering sharp criticism from opposition parties

LUCKNOW: A video of an incident that has gone viral on social media. Shows the Uttar Pradesh police allegedly manhandling two female students for waving black flags during BJP chief Amit Shah's rally in Allahabad, triggering sharp criticism from opposition parties.

The students, attired in white and pink, can be seen raising slogans like 'Amit Shah Wapas Jao' (Amit Shah Go away!) and trying to obstruct a police vehicle.

In order to maintain the security at Shah's Friday rally, male police officers allegedly thrashed them, which raises questions on the absence of women police force to handle situations like these.

In the video, an inspector can be seen dragging one of the women by her waist, while also thrashing another with a stick. A male student was beaten up by the police in this process. All the three students, who were assaulted for staging a protest, were then thrown in a police vehicle. However, Shah’s cavalcade kept moving on within seconds after the incident of manhandling took place.

Speaking to a source, Samajwadi Party spokesperson and MLC, Sunil Singh Yadav ridiculed the government's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' initiative and said, "After this incident, the government stands exposed. As per law, the girls should have been handled by female police. The government is afraid of dissenting students and should answer as to why female police force was not deployed?"

He also insisted for immediate action to be taken against the security officials who unlawfully assaulted the women. UP Congress Spokesperson Anshu Awasthi said, "It is totally unacceptable. The commando who lathicharged the girl student must be punished."

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