Internet connectivity and mobile services will remain suspended in at least 21 districts of Uttar Pradesh as the entire nation becomes galvanised to protest citizenship law.
Director General of Police, UP, OP Singh, however, confirmed only five deaths during the violence in about 20 districts. The cause of death would be known after a post-mortem on the victims, officials said. Singh maintained that none of the deaths were due to police firing. Several people were injured. The DGP said 50 policemen were seriously hurt.
Meanwhile, renewing the appeal for peace following violent protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), UP CM Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, said that the miscreants would be dealt with an iron fist. The CM, meanwhile, directed the DGP and Additional Chief Secretary, Home, to ensure the protection of common man’s property while bringing all the trouble makers to book.