Several Indian states including one of the largest in terms of population – Uttar Pradesh – saw demonstrations and violence during the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) since the law was passed by parliament. Subsequently, instances of police brutality have also been reported from various states. Around 25 people have died in the violence, allegedly unleashed by the police, out of which 20 dead are from Uttar Pradesh.
Well-known human rights activist Harsh Mander is leading the public outcry against the police’s brutality on protestors. He visited several areas of Uttar Pradesh and returned with facts from the ground. In this interview, Mander is in conversation with The Wire‘s deputy editor Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta.