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Kashmiri vendors ‘roughed up’ during anti-encroachment drive in Lucknow

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Lucknow, Dec 18: A Kashmiri vendor was allegedly slapped while several other dry fruit sellers were rounded up and bundled into police vehicles in Lucknow during an anti-encroachment drive by Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) near the 1090 Crossing.

Multiple videos of the drive went viral on social media where police were purportedly seen manhandling a vendor and dragging several into vans on Sunday.

Netizens slammed the Lucknow police action.

In one video, a policeman was seen slapping a young vendor while bundling him inside the van, while other LMC officials were also seen dragging the other sellers on the bridge over Gomti near 1090 Crossing. The vendors alleged that they were removing their fruits when the authorities started throwing their materials and started pulling them inside the vehicles when they protested.

On the other hand, police said, they were being removed due to the VIP movement and that the youth misbehaved w

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