New Delhi: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government was left red faced on Monday after the Allahabad High Court directed the Lucknow District Administration to remove the hoardings (with the names, photos and addresses) of anti-CAA protesters put up across the capital city. Also Read - Name And Shame Hoardings in UP: Allahabad HC Takes Suo Motu Cognizance, Hearing at 3 PM Today
Furthermore, the court asked authorities to submit a compliance report by March 16, i.e, Monday. Also Read - Hoardings With Names And Photos of CAA Violence Accused Come up in Lucknow
Earlier on Sunday, after taking suo-moto cognizance of the matter, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha had reserved the order.
On March 5, prominent crossings of Lucknow were flooded with hoardings which had photos and addresses of 53 anti-CAA protesters including activist-politician Sadaf Jafar, lawyer Mohammed Shoaib , theatre personality Deepak Kabir and former IPS officer SR Darapuri.
Through the hoardings, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked protesters to pay the compensation for the alleged damage made to public property in Lucknow during protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.