UP records highest number of people arrested for hurting religious sentiments


With 330 arrests, Uttar Pradesh recorded the very best variety of folks arrested for selling enmity on grounds of faith, race, and so on.

Individuals pelting stones in Kanpur in the course of the protests that broke out after ex-BJP chief Nupur Sharma’s comment on Prophet Muhammad. (PTI picture)

A doc offered by the Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) in Parliament on Tuesday revealed that Uttar Pradesh recorded the utmost variety of folks arrested for crimes associated to “selling enmity between teams on grounds of gender, race, native land” in 2020.

A complete of 330 folks have been arrested on the talked about grounds in Uttar Pradesh in 2020.

Tamil Nadu got here second with 176 arrests, adopted by Assam. Odisha and Mizoram recorded zero instances.

The info from 2018-2020 was recorded by the Nationwide Crime Data Bureau (NCRB).

In the meantime, the MHA in Lok Sabha mentioned there was no discernible development to recommend deliberate and malicious makes an attempt to harm spiritual emotions.

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