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File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a rally | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Prantiya Rakshak Dal — UP’s home guard-like security force will now be launched in 10 cities

Prantiya Rakshak Dal was created in 1948 as an alternate security force, and so far was limited only to rural areas. As of now, it has 45,000 serving youth who work closely with police.
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‘No new order’ to seize vehicles with stickers declaring caste — UP govt denies viral claim

Officials in Uttar Pradesh government said carrying caste stickers on vehicles, registration plates is already illegal, and the offence warrants a fine.
Asma, mother of Mohammad Azad, 25, jailed in Hardoi under the ‘love jihad’ law | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘We step in when our women step out with Muslim men’ — how UP law empowers Hindu bully groups

In at least two cases ThePrint encountered, police complaints were drafted by Hindu outfits, which claim they prevented instances of ‘love jihad’. 
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Congress plans to corner Yogi govt on cows, to launch ‘Gai Bachao’ yatra tomorrow

The foot march comes after Priyanka Gandhi’s letter to CM Yogi Adityanath, highlighting the poor condition of cowsheds in the state & also the death of several cows.
A 12-year-old girl from Bulandshahr who managed to get her marriage stopped this August | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How 2 UP girls got their weddings called off as child marriage bids see rise during pandemic

Data from Childline 1098, a government helpline, shows 18,324 SOS calls about child marriage were made between April & October 2020, compared to 15,238 in the same period last year.
The shrine of Goddess Shrutdevi at Digambar Jain College, Baraut, Baghpat | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘They stood on shrine with shoes’ — ABVP members storm UP college, ‘desecrate’ Jain deity idol

The incident took place Tuesday at Digambar Jain College, Baraut. Three ABVP members have been booked for the incident. ABVP has apologised.
(From left) AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh at the press conference in Lucknow Tuesday | Photo: Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

3 false starts in UP no deterrent — AAP preps for 2022, takes on Yogi with ‘Kejriwal model’

AAP has been on an overdrive, challenging the Yogi Adityanath govt on its development claims, as it looks to carve a space for itself ahead of the elections. 
Sonu alias Saquib's mother Sanjeeda claims he has been framed because of his religion | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP Muslim teen meets Dalit girl for ‘pizza outing’, lands in jail under anti-conversion law

Teen accused of trying to elope with the minor girl and convert her to Islam. But the girl's father — the complainant — claims he never made any such allegation.
Rashid being hugged by his mother after after his release from Moradabad jail | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With no evidence of ‘love jihad’, man released from jail but UP police say probe to continue

Rashid was arrested earlier this month under ‘love jihad’ law. His wife, Pinky, says she doesn’t wish to live in UP where their marriage was put to test.
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2 brothers held under UP’s anti-conversion law released following court order

The Muslim man and his brother were arrested on 4 December when he visited the registrar's office to record his marriage to a Hindu woman, whose family had filed a complaint.

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