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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday demanded immediate withdrawal of cases lodged by the Yogi Aditynath government against women protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

BSP president Mayawati tweeted: “Wrong cases filed against women and others protesting against CAA/NRC by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government should be immediately withdrawn, and those who lost their lives during this time should also be extended proper help. This is the demand of BSP.”

In several districts of Uttar Pradesh, women have been staging protests against the CAA.

In Lucknow, at the historic Clock Tower, women have been on protest since January 17.

Station House Officer of Thakurganj Police Station, Pramod Mishra, had said on Saturday: “Around 100 women protesters have been booked for violating prohibitory orders at the Clock Tower here.”

He said that a case has been registered against 10 women and 100 unidentified women for violating Section 144 of CrPC, while protesting at Clock Tower. Apart from this, eight persons have been arrested,”

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