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UP police personnel stand guard at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI)
UP police personnel stand guard at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI)

UP police arrest 77 people in two days since Ayodhya verdict

  • A total of 34 cases have been registered and 77 persons arrested so far in UP
  • Action has been taken against 8,275 posts for allegedly trying to vitiate communal atmosphere

LUCKNOW : In two days since the Supreme Court delivered its verdict on Ayodhya issue on Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested 77 people across the state for allegedly trying to vitiate communal harmony in the state through social media posts.

After the apex court's verdict on the Ayodhya issue, a total of 34 cases have been registered and 77 persons arrested so far in the state, said a statement by police here.

"A total of 22 cases were registered and 40 persons arrested for allegedly trying to vitiate communal atmosphere through their posts on Sunday by the Police Department's social media monitoring wing," an official statement said here.

Action has been taken against 8,275 posts including 4,563 posts on Sunday. These posts were put on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it said.

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