CAA-NRC: Documented Brutalities/Incidents by Police and non-State Actors

January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020

This compilation of brutalities and incidents was obtained from the FB group South Asian Students against Fascism. Wherever possible, corroboration from media sources is given; in other cases, documentation from social media reports is provided – Ed.

1
Rampur
2019-12-22
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2451863028475645&id=100009559141883
Media report: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/up-rampur-admin-taking-steps-attach-properties-25-vandals-anti-caa-stir-dm-1630645-2019-12-22

2
Lucknow
2019-12-19
Incident: Firing
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/News2live.page/videos/511089669616791/ Uncorroborated by media

3
Muzaffarnagar
Incident: Firing
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police. Images of police looting up a house. Many precious items reported missing. https://www.facebook.com/shariq.husain.39/posts/1335736153273316 Uncorroborated by media

4
Bulandshahr
2019-12-21
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://twitter.com/UroosaAlam1/status/1208032702856908800

Reported by Media

5
Gorakhpur
2019-12-21
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police. Police beating up protestors
https://twitter.com/imMAK02/status/1208428070425649157?s=20 https://twitter.com/azaadindiacol/status/1208488755473993728?s=20
Uncorroborated by media

6
Bijnor
2019-12-20
Incident: Firing
Victims: Non protesting civilians; A UPSC aspirant, and a father of a 7-month-old
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:
https://theprint.in/india/they-killed-my-upsc-aspirant-son-family-of-man-killed-in-bijnor-anti-caa-violence/339238/

https://scroll.in/latest/947723/caa-protests-in-up-constable-fired-bullet-that-killed-20-year-old-protestor-police-admit

7
Varanasi
2019-12-20
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Student; 8 year old Mohammad Sageer
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:
https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/8-year-old-trampled-in-varanasi-dies-in-hospital-502823.html

8
Bijnor
2019-12-20
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police looting houses and harassing women

Reported by Media:
https://scroll.in/article/947626/why-kill-our-children-blood-and-tears-in-an-uttar-pradesh-town
https://www.siasat.com/caa-muslims-flee-police-harass-women-vandalize-homes-1771897/

9
Location undetermined
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Images of police loot
https://twitter.com/darab_farooqui/status/1209118324128239616?s=09
Uncorroborated by media

10
Varanasi
2019-12-23
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police
https://twitter.com/imMAK02/status/1209375998690484224?s=09
Uncorroborated by media

11
Lucknow
2019-12-19
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police looting houses in Lucknow

Reported by Media:
https://scroll.in/video/947465/watch-a-young-woman-narrates-how-lucknow-police-broke-into-her-home-and-smashed-everything?fbclid=IwAR0UdxMm9k10VZ1awJtkxsLpHPPmrdj5j4_P51XnyevneI70BI2-zCbabok

12
Moradabad
2019-12-24
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police abusing an elderly man
https://twitter.com/cjwerleman/status/1209506583274614784?s=09
Uncorroborated by media

13
Bijnor
2019-12-20
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; UP Police killing a student preparing for UPSC

Reported by Media:
https://www.thequint.com/news/india/family-of-2-killed-in-uttar-pradesh-bijnor-anti-caa-violence
https://twitter.com/iyersaishwarya/status/1209429215449374720?s=09

https://thewire.in/rights/bijnor-caa-protests-up-police-firing

14
Bijnor
2019-12-20
Incident: Firing
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Father of 8 month old, Anas killed in Police public firing when going out to fetch milk.

Reported by Media:
https://www.thequint.com/news/india/family-of-2-killed-in-uttar-pradesh-bijnor-anti-caa-violence
https://twitter.com/iyersaishwarya/status/1209432086404354048

https://thewire.in/rights/bijnor-caa-protests-up-police-firing

15
Nagina
2019-12-27
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; 5 children tortured for 48 hours by UP police

Reported by Media:
https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/caa-uttar-pradesh-police-tortured-children_in_5e0207b5e4b05b08babab722?ncid=fcbklnkinhpmg00000001

https://scroll.in/latest/947842/up-police-tortured-children-detained-following-citizenship-act-protests-huffpost-india

16
Bijnor
2019-12-21
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Video showing a child beaten up by UP Police
https://www.facebook.com/BoycottNRC/posts/135531211225534?hc_location=ufi

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1847807145386932/

Uncorroborated by media

17
Location undetermined
2019-12-21
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Video showing police damaging cars and property
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=864440327305777&id=100012194521691&hc_location=ufi

18
Gorakhpur
2019-12-22
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Police breaking lock and looting a shop
https://www.facebook.com/anwar.pathan.3532507/posts/746406365850251?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

19
Kanpur
2019-12-23
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Police damaging bike and property; Other reports suggest location is Kanpur
https://www.facebook.com/rajiv.personal/videos/10162746836705176/?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

20
Lucknow
2019-12-20
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police threatening women
Comments say location is Hussainabad, Lucknow
https://www.facebook.com/farinajamal09/posts/2787548241307595?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

21
Lucknow
2019-12-19
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Former Teacher Sadaf Jabeen Arrested, ‘Brutally Beaten’ in Lucknow

Reported by Media:
https://www.thequint.com/news/india/sadaf-zabeen-arrested-beaten-by-police

22
Kanpur
2019-12-25
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Police firing on Protestors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHbuo7EPYU

Uncorroborated by media

23
Sambhal
2019-12-20
Incident: Firing
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; 20 year old Shahroz killed in police firing

Reported by Media:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/my-son-had-arrived-from-mumbai-to-celebrate-his-birthday-but-police-killed-him-shahrozs-father/articleshow/72971543.cms

24
Varanasi
2019-12-24
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Police brutality on protestors

Reported by Media:
http://www.mediavigil.com/news/varanasi-police-assault-in-bajardiha-and-an-innocents-death-details/ https://www.facebook.com/studentviews84/posts/593194134584048

25
Lucknow
2019-12-20
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Comment says location is Khadra, Lucknow
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1846569955510651/
Uncorroborated by media
Police beating up protestors

26
Kanpur
2019-12-27
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Police destroying public property
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1858497994317847/
Uncorroborated by media

27
Kanpur
2019-12-26
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating civilians in Babupurwa, Kanpur https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1857746744392972/
Uncorroborated by media

28
Kanpur
2019-12-26
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1858386880995625/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1858334681000845/
Uncorroborated by media
Police firing on Protestors
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1856893111145002/

29
Probably Kanpur
2019-12-26
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating up people
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1856366991197614/
Uncorroborated by media

30
2019-12-25
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Police damaging cars and bikes. Location unknown https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1856278624539784/
Uncorroborated by media

31
2019-12-25
Incident: Property damage
Perpetrators: Police; Police damaging vehicles caught through hidden cam https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1855929101241403/
Uncorroborated by media

32
Bijnor
2019-12-25
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating up civilians https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1855518334615813/
Uncorroborated by media

33
Kanpur
2019-12-25
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1854916788009301/
Uncorroborated by media
Police attacking civilians near Ajmeri Hotel, Kanpur
Probably original post

34
Lucknow
2019-12-20
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; A “The Hindu” journalist arrested in UP or no reason because he was Kashmiri

Reported by Media:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a-first-person-account-by-the-hindu-correspondent-omar-rashid-of-how-he-was-picked-up-threatened-and-released-by-cops/article30361909.ece

35
Indore
2019-12-23
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors; Tarab Naqvi detained for peaceful protest
Perpetrators: Police
https://twitter.com/RupaniGarcon/status/1209371735117697024?s=09
Uncorroborated by media

36
Kanpur
2019-12-20
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Images of clashes with police, posters shared by UP police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1854916788009301/
Uncorroborated by media

37
Delhi
2019-12-22
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating up civilians in Seemapur https://www.facebook.com/100019764426643/videos/441087666560044/ Uncorroborated by media

38
Aurangabad
2019-12-21
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police damaging private property

Facebook link
Uncorroborated by media

39
Mangaluru
2019-12-21
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Police firing in Mangluru https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1208049855609757696/pu/vid/1280×720/HOvsVG8YHUxYrv3W.mp4?tag=10
https://www.facebook.com/Salman.Hamdaan/videos/1047974758875638/

https://twitter.com/srivatsayb/status/1208052736370954241?s=20
Uncorroborated by media

40
Delhi
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police damaging property somewhere in Delhi https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1208033108156567552/pu/vid/352×640/tfGuWAKq9UGeNcVr.mp4?tag=10

Uncorroborated by media

41
2019-12-21
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Turning a peaceful protest into a violent one https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1208104071996952576/vid/480×848/P1axKpTK64LEAQkl.mp4?tag=13

https://twitter.com/Amitjanhit/status/1208229532022398978?s=20
Uncorroborated by media

42
Delhi
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating up children and damaging property https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1208029889346957312/pu/vid/480×848/XqE5vsYyjn1rXGdW.mp4?tag=10

https://twitter.com/thewire_in/status/1208099148148264960?s=20
Uncorroborated by media

43
Delhi
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; The police literally quoting the PM on “we know what they look like” to randomly pick up someone who looks Muslim
https://twitter.com/saahilmenghani/status/1208062858669350912?s=20
Uncorroborated by media

44
Delhi
2019-12-24
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Student
Perpetrators: Police; Police threatening students in Delhi and asking them to vacate
https://twitter.com/_govindmishra/status/1209542906907725824?s=09
Uncorroborated by media

45
Delhi
2019-12-21
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Delhi police thrashing journalists covering the CAA agitation
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2864271636951248&id=100001053203797&hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

46
Muzaffarnagar
2019-12-22
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Video and photos showing looted and damaged public property, allegedly by the police https://www.facebook.com/Reshusiddiqui86/posts/2884791501555370?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

47
Srinagar
2019-12-18
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Journalists thrashed by police in Srinagar outside Islamia College of Science and Commerce for CAA protest https://www.facebook.com/shafi.ahmad.5682/posts/10162971306960323?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

48
Delhi
2019-12-18
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Interview of protestors assaulted by police at Delhi Gate area
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1055211061488273

Uncorroborated by media

49
Delhi
2019-12-18
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police; Delhi Police beating up protestors at Seelampur
https://www.facebook.com/nairsumit047/videos/10221790280206701/ Uncorroborated by media

50
Delhi
2019-12-21
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Student
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:
https://thewire.in/rights/delhi-gate-daryanganj-police-water-cannons-lathis-caa-protest

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=457351195200449

51
Delhi
2019-12-20
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Elderly man and young man beaten by Delhi Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1847275468773433/
Uncorroborated by media

52
Delhi
2019-12-19
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Delhi police damaging rooftops and beating up civilians https://www.facebook.com/zaidpathan6600/videos/2856043481093646/ Uncorroborated by media

53
2019-12-21
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors; Police beating up peaceful protestors
Perpetrators: Police
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1069418370069574

Uncorroborated by media

54
Ahmedabad
2019-12-20
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1846430365524610/
Uncorroborated by media

55
Manglaur
2019-12-19
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1846008525566794/
Uncorroborated by media
Girl who’s protesting is detained by police

56
2019-12-21
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:

https://www.facebook.com/pressreleasepage/posts/750646162083013?hc_location=ufi
RT video documenting police brutality

57
2019-12-18
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/SHUAIBALAMQASMI/posts/2509454872496160?hc_location=ufi
Police throwing stones and damaging property

58
Manglaur
2019-12-20
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/sudipto.mondal.7773/posts/10162806068280258?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media
Police harassing a man trying to take his daughter to safety

59
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1853116598189320/
Uncorroborated by media
Perpetrators: Police beating an elderly man /
Victim: Shamsudding, got paralysed later

60
Manglaur
2019-12-19
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1846460872188226/
Uncorroborated by media
Police beating up people inside hospital

61
Manglaur
2019-12-19
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1846128858888094/
Uncorroborated by media
Police shooting tear gas shell inside masjid without any provocation

62
Manglaur
Incident: Firing
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1848128525354794/
Uncorroborated by media
Mangalore police shooting at protestors

63
Kanpur
Incident: Property damage
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1858906200943693/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1858497994317847/
Uncorroborated by media
Police damaging proprety

64
Manglaur
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1857532734414373/
Uncorroborated by media
Police beating up driver at a checkpoint

65
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1857070204460626/
Uncorroborated by media
Police intimidating women

66
Manglaur
2019-12-24
Incident: Lathi charge
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1853892628111717/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1853996221434691/
Uncorroborated by media
Police attacking protestors, including women

67
Varanasi
2019-12-23
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1852698324897814/
Police brutalities from Benaras

68
Delhi
2019-12-27
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police
https://twitter.com/sagenaradamuni/status/1210567524577923077
Uncorroborated by media
Police detain protestors on the way to UP Bhawan.

69
Delhi
2019-12-19
Incident: Brutality
Victims: Protestors
Perpetrators: Police
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1207576075724709888
Uncorroborated by media
Protestors detained at three starting points: Mandi House, Red Fort, Jamia, and also at Shaheed Park, Delhi. Taken to Surajmal Stadium Nangloi where they were allowed to protest.

70
Incident: Brutality
Perpetrators: Police
https://twitter.com/srivatsayb/status/1208663727140028416?s=20
A video montage of police violence so far:

71
2019-12-22
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police https://www.facebook.com/100009205782712/videos/2437147726602063/ Unverified
Police beating up people running a tea stall
Old Seemapuri, Gol chakkar rama sweet

72
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDUwaNTWmw4

Uncorroborated by media
Delhi Police detain elderly man who wasn’t protesting at UP Bhawan

73
Guwahati
2019-12-12
Incident: Firing
Protestors
Perpetrators: Police

Reported by Media:

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-citizenship-bill-protests-assam-burns-amid-curfew-army-deployment-protesters-attack-cm-sonowals-house/343996
Two Civilians Killed In Police Firing In Assam

74
Delhi
2019-12-16
Incident: Brutality
Student
Perpetrators: Non-Police

Reported by Media:

https://www.thequint.com/videos/hijab-clad-protesters-allege-abvp-targeted-them-for-their-muslim-identity
Two jamia girls harrassed by Non police actors for religious identity

75
Lucknow
2019-12-19
Incident: Property damage
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Non-Police

Reported by Media:

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/blood-stains-uttar-pradesh-streets/cid/1729075?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tt_daily_twit
RSS workers among mob which damaged shops

76
2019-12-20
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Non-Police

Reported by Media:

https://twitter.com/mirrorforyou3/status/1207731416655486976?s=20
CT Ravi, Karnataka BJP, threatening protestors with another Godhra

77
Lucknow
2019-12-23
Incident: Brutality
Student
Perpetrators: Non-Police

Reported by Media:

https://twitter.com/shihabkhan90/status/1209398992049561602?s=09
Ahmad Raza Khan, student from Khwaja Moinuddin University, expelled for Social Media post

78
Bijnor
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Non-Police https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1859018810932432/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1859014514266195/
Uncorroborated by media
Some people, allegedly BJP/RSS, along with police beating up civilian, Qari Abdul Azeem Qasmi

79
Aligarh
2019-12-15
Incident: Brutality
Student
Perpetrators: Police; Images of student losing hands due to police bomb
https://twitter.com/MaskoorUsmani/status/1206258211679948800

Reported by Media:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/caa-protest-5-days-later-tear-gas-shell-in-amu-hostel-burnt-walls-amputations-6178998/

80
2019-12-15
Incident: Lathi charge
Student
Perpetrators: Police; Police beating up students at Aligarh:
https://www.facebook.com/shafi.ahmad.5682/posts/10162971100070323?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

81
2019-12-15
Incident: Property damage
Student
Perpetrators: Police; Images of rooms set on fire at AMU allegedly by police: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityCommunity/posts/3681989375152448?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

82
2019-12-15
Incident: Firing
Student
Perpetrators: Police; Police attacking AMU students and firing:
https://www.facebook.com/obaid.imtiyazulhaque/posts/2932042403507409?hc_location=ufi
Uncorroborated by media

83
2019-12-15
Incident: Firing
Student
Perpetrators: Police
Image of police carrying pistol in the university:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1839961209504859/
Uncorroborated by media

84
2019-12-18
Incident: Brutality
Student
Perpetrators: Police
Student’s recalling police brutality at Press Club:

https://www.facebook.com/hindustanimuslimyowa/videos/2520822394857248/?v=2520822394857248
Reported by Media

85
2019-12-15
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1839412012893112/
Reported by Media
Visuals from police brutality inside Jamia mosque

86
2019-12-15
Incident: Firing
Student
Perpetrators: Police; Police firing on students and using grenades
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1839674356200211/
Uncorroborated by media

87
2019-12-15
Incident: Brutality
Non protesting civilians
Perpetrators: Police; Police attacking Jamia mosque https://www.facebook.com/groups/1832157863618527/permalink/1839571332877180/
Uncorroborated by media

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