Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed to take strict actions against hooligans

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed to take strict actions against hooligans after incidents of stone-pelting broke out in various cities in the state.

Officials like ACS Home Awanish Awasthi, acting DGP, ADG Law & Order, are monitoring the situation from police HQs.

A heavy police force was deployed in the area to ensure law and order. Senior police and administrative officials have also reached the spot.

This comes following clashes last week in Kanpur over the remarks on the Prophet at a TV debate some days earlier.

A high alert was issued across the state after that, and a heavy police force was deployed to ensure that violence does not occur again.

In some localities in other cities of the state, Muslims downed their shutters in protest against Nupur Sharma's statement. In some places, Muslims submitted memorandums to district officials listing their demand.