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CAA-NRC protests in Prayagraj: Allahabad HC quashes FIR, directs UP govt to reply within a month

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The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply in a month on a petition demanding the cancellation of cases filed against CAA-NRC protesters at Mansoor Ali Park after it quashed an FIR against 76 people. All prohibitory action against the petitioners has been stayed by the Court till the next hearing.

The division bench of Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Aggarwal passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Aijaz Ahmed and others. The petitioner said they were protesting peacefully in Mansoor Ali Park, Prayagraj against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Then, a case was filed against 26 named and 50 unidentified people, including the petitioners, under serious sections including attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and 7 criminal law amendments.

The petitioner said he was neither at the spot nor there was any objectionable seizure from the petitioner and other protesters. Following which, the bench quashed the FIR.

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The Court has also directed the State Government to file a reply within a month and not to take any coercive action against the petitioners till the next hearing.

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