Allahabad | The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday arrested two women students of the Allahabad University who were waving black flags against Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s convoy in Allahabad.
In a video shared on the internet, one of the women is been seen dragged on the street. One of the women is been grabbed by her hair and beaten by a policeman. The Women were standing in a middle of the road and blocking the lead vehicle in the BJP president’s convoy and then waving black flags while another male student is also seen waving a piece of black cloth at the convoy.
As per eyewitnesses and video shared on social media, the Male policemen then rushed in while the students were protesting and drag the three protesting students away. The policeman was seen hitting one of the women students, Neha Yadav, with his baton. Another police officer is seen grabbing the student by her hair and pushed her towards the vehicle. In a video shot from another angle, a senior police officer can be then be seen rushing in to intervene and shouting, “no beatings”.
According to police officials, Neha Yadav, Rama Yadav and Kishan Maurya who are part of Samajwadi Party’s student wing, the Samajwadi Chatra Sabha will be produced before court on Saturday.
Responding to the incident, Samajwadi Party leader Richa Singh said, “Students were trying to show black flags in a peaceful manner but they were brutally assaulted and abused and there was no lady police. The law was violated. Male officers misbehaved and assaulted ladies.”
Earlier in June 2017, the Lucknow police arrested and charged 12 students under serious sections for showing black flags and holding up the convoy of Yogi Adityanath at a Lucknow University function.