Thursday, August 11, 2022

Administration on alert across cities ahead of Friday prayers

Police forces have been placed on high alert to prevent any potential law and order issues this week in the aftermath of vehement demonstrations by members of the minority community after the Friday namaz.

The district administrations in Uttar Pradesh are in touch with religious authorities and are pleading with the populace to keep the calm. Section 144, which forbids public meetings, has been strictly enforced in various districts, including Lucknow, Kanpur, and Prayagraj.

The district administration has increased security at religious sites in Ranchi, which had violent riots on June 10.

130 companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary, 10 companies of the Rapid Action Force, and more than 1.25 lakh civil police officers would be deployed, according to a senior official of the UP Police, to uphold peace and order across the state.

The additional personnel were deployed for a simulated drill, according to Ranchi Range DIG Anish Gupta, and barricades have been up in at least 25 important locations.

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