The Prayagraj Police on Wednesday put up posters of 59 persons allegedly involved in the violence on June 10 during protests against remarks by two Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons about Prophet Muhammad, PTI reported.
Protests had erupted in several parts of India on Friday against the remarks made by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal about the Prophet. On June 5, the BJP suspended Sharma and expelled Jindal after a diplomatic backlash from many Muslim-majority countries.
Demonstrations took place in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, West Bengal, and Telangana, among other places. In most cities, including Delhi, Kolkata and Prayagraj, the protests started after Friday prayers.
On Wednesday, the police said that the posters have been put up in public spaces and will also be circulated on social media to help identify the accused persons.
“We have video and photographic evidence showing that these people were involved in stone pelting and other illegal activities on June 10,” Prayagraj Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar told PTI. “However, their identification is pending. We have appealed to the general public to help us in their identification.”
UP | Policemen put up posters of accused in action, from the June 10 violence that happened in Prayagraj pic.twitter.com/tvdYV2XV75
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