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U.P. Govt is harassing ordinary Muslims

This is really an extremely disturbing, though not unexpected, development. In the name of combatting 'SP goondaism' and 'illegal slaughter',  UP Govt is harassing ordinary Muslims. Today, in and around the Hazratganj area in Lucknow, I saw 8-10 Policemen, along with their officers, carrying carbines and rifles while conducting a 'routine', law and order exercise, stopping at shops of small Muslim shopkeepers, targeting people of one religion specifically. I have lived in UP for decades...through Ram Mandir movement and other 'troublesome' periods. But never, not before today, have I seen the Police acting in such a menacing manner. It is as if they want to provoke an incident. Today is Friday...large scale 'trouble' is expected in Kanpur, Allahabad and other areas. Hope the administration sees sense and backs down from its aggressive, anti-Muslim posturing. CM Yogi needs to know that India, people of UP, the entire world, are watching. This is not what ordinary Hindus who voted for BJP out of positive reasons--nationalism, rural misery, law and order, even Hindutva--desire or want. BJP has no right to abuse it's mandate.
 
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