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Written by Asad Rehman | Lucknow | Updated: November 18, 2020 1:56:18 pm In December final yr, throughout protests towards the CAA and NRC, a number of districts of UP had witnessed violence and a number of other individuals have been detained and arrested within the aftermath.The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday sought a reply from the Uttar Pradesh authorities whereas listening to a PIL alleging unlawful detention and torture of juveniles throughout anti-CAA protests within the state in December final yr.
The petition was filed on the idea of a fact-finding report ready by HAQ-Centre for Child Rights, which alleged that many minors have been illegally detained and tortured in UP — significantly in Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Sambhal, and Lucknow — in the course of the CAA-NRC protests.
The bench, comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma, requested the state to file all particulars referring to every district of the state with regard to the appliance of the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. It posted the matter for listening to on December 14.
The report referred to as ‘Brutalising Innocence – Detention, Torture and Criminalization of Minors by UP police to quell anti – CAA protests’, was first revealed on January 31, 2020. HAQ-Centre for Child Rights, an NGO, was represented by advocates Vrinda Grover, Soutik Banerjee and Tanmay Sadh.
“The perusal of the aforesaid fact finding reports of the Petitioner highlights the actions of the UP police in illegally detaining minors and torturing them is in grave breach of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015; the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, and the Constitutional rights guaranteed to children under Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21,” learn the petition filed by NGO HAQ.
In December final yr, throughout protests towards the CAA and NRC, a number of districts of UP had witnessed violence and a number of other individuals have been detained and arrested within the aftermath. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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