Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested some youths who went on a ‘Citizens Satyagrah march’. This arrest was made in Ghazipur district of the state. The march was started from Chauri Chaura near Gorakhpur and was supposed to end at the Rajghat in the national capital. This march was started from Chauri Chaura where on Feburary 5,1922 protesters set a police station on fire, forcing Mahatma Gandhi to call off the non- cooperation movement by citing its principle of nonviolence.
Pradeepika Saraswat, the lone female member of this batch of about six-seven people, said before being arrest that the police had been hovering around them for the last three-four days. Questions and answers were also being asked about the visit. Pradeepika is a writer and journalist by profession and her articles are published in various news media of the country. Before her arrest, she has also written on his Facebook page that “The state is so scared that it is not able to see a bunch of people talking about peace and harmony.”
When asked about the matter from the SDM of Ghazipur (Sadar), she said that all these people had not taken any permission for the march. On what problem the administration is facing with the foot march of only six people, they said that at the moment arrest is being made and further action will be taken after investigation.