Lucknow: The Lucknow Police said that the new face of Islamic outfit SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India), is responsible for the violence in Lucknow on Thursday during the protests against the new law.
In the violence one person died and vandalised government property, broadcasting vans of TV channels and private vehicles.
The police have arrested two key members, Nadeem and Ashfaq of the outfit in Uttar Pradesh, who were masterminds of the violence. The police said that these men used social media, pamphlets and postcards to incite people to stand against the CAA and conduct violent protest.
“We looked at their WhatsApp chats. We found that people were being incited to violence. We found anti-NRC and CAA material on them. We found many flags, pamphlets , paper cuttings , postcards that helped them to get outside elements from other districts and states to carry out violent protests,” Lucknow police chief Kalanidhi Naithani said.