Bengaluru: In an unprecedented move, the Uttar Pradesh BJP government, led by Yogi Adityanath, has put up a hoarding detailing the names and addresses of anti-CAA rioters and vandals and the sum they owe as damages caused to properties. 

A popular website added that the hoardings erected by the Lucknow police also contain the residential address of each rioter. A total of 57 rioters have been identified in these posters and they have been asked to pay a total of Rs 1.55 crore. This includes damages caused both to the public and private properties.

The rioters have been instructed to pay up the amount they owe within 30 days or face seizure and auction of their properties.
It might also be recalled that the District Administration had issued notices to rioters. 

The anti-CAA riots in Uttar Pradesh saw a lot of young men and women participate in it. Unfortunately, many antisocial elements, in the garb of peaceful rioters, ran riot and destroyed public and private properties with disdain. 

A note on CAA 

The CAA, passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament last December, grants citizenship to non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The only condition they need to fulfil is that they have to be in India hitherto December 31, 2014. 

But the Congress and its coterie have resorted to a wilful campaign of spreading lies and misinformation, with a resolve to instigate the innocents against the Modi-led NDA government. 

In spite of innumerable clarifications given by the PM and the Union home minister Amit Shah that the CAA doesn’t apply to any Indian citizen, protests continue across the nation. 

Apart from the riots in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi too witnessed the same, with 47 people losing their lives and more than a 100 injured. 

What is essentially a one-time offer to integrate minorities with India is being seen as draconian and demonic.