The infamous and viral killing of the Mafia-turned-politician and lawmaker Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed has caught the whole attention of the media as well as social media. The point to highlight is Asad Ahmed, the son of Atiq Ahmed was also shot dead in retaliatory firing by the Uttar Pradesh Police just last week.
What does the Uttar Pradesh government have to say about it?
Does it even have an answer to the questions raised and waiting for it? And what does the Chief minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath has to vocalise about it?
LAW AND ORDER OF UTTAR PRADESH QUESTIONED.
Several dignitaries and leaders including our very own Chief Minister, Mamata Bannerjee, former CM of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati herself and Chief of Congress, Mallikarjun Kharge have raised questions about the law and order followed in the State.
But these questions are not just raised by our leaders but by us as well. Are the citizens even safe in a state where killing two detainees in cold blood took place so casually?
Isn’t it a matter of grave concern and worth questioning the CM of the respective State?
There is no doubt that the Bhartiya Janata Party and Yogi Adityanath-led government are attacked by the Opposition parties of Congress, Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party. Our Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee quoted and alleged the U.P government had its law and order collapsed.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi mentions this incident as a perfect example of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath’s failure to law-and-order system in the state. Was quoted by Akhilesh Yadav chief of the Samajwadi Party that crime has gone to its peak in the state of UP and the morale of the criminals has grown by leaps and bounds.
It is seen everywhere and not just in particular that the law-and-order system of Uttar Pradesh is being blamed by various of our leaders for working inefficiently. The Hindu said that it is the murder of law and order and an independent enquiry into the case is necessary.
The murder which took place on April 15th in front of live media was indeed a matter which needed the immediate attention of the authorities concerned. Following the incident chief minister constituted a 3- member judicial panel headed by a former judge of the High Court to probe into the matter.
In March, Atiq Ahmed even approached the Apex court and mentioned his fear of being killed in any sort of fake encounter by the U.P Police.
The government of Uttar Pradesh has stopped the usage of Internet service in Prayagraj and imposed section 144 of CrPc in all of its 75 districts in the state after the murder took place in Pryagraj of a mafia don Atiq Ahmed and his brother.
Gatherings of more than four people in the state have been prohibited and additional police personnel and services have been deployed to maintain the law and order that is left. It is said that the chief minister of UP has ordered a high-level probe for the sensational and inhuman killings of the gangster-turned-politicians.
Now what is section 144?
Section 144 of the of Code of Criminal Procedure, CrPc has the power to issue an order in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger. Subsection (2) of 144 deals with any order which may be passed in cases of emergency or in cases where the circumstances admit the serving the due time of a notice.
Yogi considered it necessary to impose section 144 to prevent any danger to human life, Health or safety or prevent a riot. By doing this Yogi Adityanath has restricted any expected protest to be held outside the state assembly.
But is the life of an individual safe in a state where two detainees have been shot dead apart from the police personnel surrounding them?
It does get a ‘hard to believe’ situation and our mind is rather forced to accept that it was a planned clear-cut assassination.
What else our eye is left to witness?
Such an extreme level of open violence is in courage by whom?
Is the coming generation of Uttar Pradesh, in any way, safe?
This incident is a clear-cut and open murder and assassination of the two politicians who were under custody and portraying a different picture of it, will be of no help.