Kanpur on high alert, Section 144 imposed ahead of Friday prayers | India News

Kanpur on high alert, Section 144 imposed ahead of Friday prayers | India News

Kanpur violence: After the June 3 violence in (*144*) Pradesh’s Kanpur following ex-BJP chief Nupur Sharma’s comment on Prophet Muhammad, elaborate safety preparations have been made throughout the town ahead of Friday prayers and Section 144 of CrPC, which restricts meeting of greater than 4 individuals, has been imposed, police officers stated on Thursday. Personnel from Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Quick Response Team have been deployed in Muslim-dominated pockets, a senior police official stated. This comes as violence had erupted in components of Kanpur after Friday prayers final week between members of two communities over makes an attempt to close retailers in protest towards controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad by now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

According to the officers, Kanpur district Justice of the Peace Vishak G Ayyar and police commissioner Vijay Singh Meena additionally held a gathering with non secular leaders, together with Muslim clerics and Hindu monks, to take them into confidence. The clerics and monks have been requested to influence the members of their respective communities to take care of peace, they stated.

It has been determined to make deployment of police personnel on the rooftops of the high-rise buildings and all of the subordinates and station heads have been requested to make sure round the clock patrolling and take precautionary measures to take care of regulation and order of their respective jurisdiction, Meena stated whereas elaborating on the preparations made for Friday.

The route march was carried out in violence-hit areas, together with Yateem Khana and Parade, the place panic had gripped final week, he added.

Meena additionally urged the folks to not take the regulation into their fingers by reacting to rumours on social media having the potential to incite violence. Stern motion shall be taken towards the rumour-mongers and those that attempt to disturb the regulation and order, he stated.

Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in delicate areas, the district police chief stated, including that police are conserving an in depth vigil with drone cameras.

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