UP CM Yogi Adityanth shown black flags at Lucknow University
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was shown black flags by Samajwadi Party's students wing members during his visit to the Lucknow University on Wednesday.
The CM's convoy had to be stopped for around five minutes at the gate of the university.
Yogi Adityanath was invited as the chief guest of a program organised on the Maratha warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji.
The activist of Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha disrupted the movement by showing black flags and also raised slogans against the UP CM.
Police had charged batons to control the situation and arrested Ankit Singh, Babu, Anil Yadav, Madhuri Singh, Vinit Khushwaha and several other students.
The report has been registered against the students showing black flags to the UP CM and fourteen of them have been arrested. A sub-inspector and six constables have been suspended because of the security failures.
The protesters alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party event was an attempt to forcefully saffronise the institution.
The student wing leader, Pooja Shukla said, "A peaceful protest was being staged by students regarding the issues concerning them but police charged batons, considering them as criminals," adding, "This will not hinder our struggle."
The governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik and the deputy CM Dinesh Sharma also attended the event.
What CM Adityanath said:
- Showing black flags during an event organised for Chhatrapati Shivaji is a terror activity.
- These are the same people who turned rebel and played the role of a secret agent for China during the Indo-China war.
- These people promote naxalism.
- We should be proud of being Hindu.