In Uttar Pradesh, more than half of NSA arrests this year were for cow slaughter -Manish Sahu

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published Published on Sep 11, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 11, 2020

-The Indian Express

As per a statement by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, this year, till August 19, the UP Police had invoked the NSA against 139 people in the state, 76 of them for cow slaughter. As on August 31, the Bareilly police zone alone accounted for 44 of the cases.

Lucknow: THE National Security Act (NSA) was invoked against a man accused of being involved in cow slaughter in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, on September 6, adding one more to the list of people against whom the stringent legislation has been used in the state this year. More than half of these cases relate to alleged cow slaughter. As per a statement by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, this year, till August 19, the UP Police had invoked the NSA against 139 people in the state, 76 of them for cow slaughter. As on August 31, the Bareilly police zone alone accounted for 44 of the cases.

In contrast, the police invoked the NSA against six people in connection with crimes against women and children, 37 for heinous crimes and 20 for other offences in 2020. Thirteen of the arrests under the Act are linked to the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests early this year.

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The Indian Express, 11 September, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/in-uttar-pradesh-more-than-half-of-nsa-arrests-this-year-were-for-cow-slaughter-6591315/?fbclid=IwAR19-HaIErdMwr0V97u-6bl5qwzyNl8L-Zad3yfCSwxXxfg2_-2h7NYn5e4


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