March 5, 2024

Uttar Pradesh: Over 2,300 challans had been issued in opposition to automobiles as a consequence of ostentatious show of caste or religion-based stickers on automobiles by the Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad police.

On Thursday, whereas visiting Varanasi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, throughout a assessment assembly, instructed the officers to take stringent actions in opposition to this apply.

Rampant Challans in UP; Supply: Unsplash

Particular Challan Drive Accomplished

Per the directions from the UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, a 10-day particular drive was organized from August 11, which ended on Sunday. These steps had been taken as per their statement that whereas journeying in UP and Delhi NCR, one can simply spot such automobiles that exhibit such indicators fairly continuously. 

Equally, round 750 challans have been issued by Noida visitors police as effectively. This apply has been known as out by officers whereby they talked about that folks have been practising this act whereas displaying their castes on numerous components of the automobiles, from registration plates to even windshields.

What Does the Legislation Say Relating to Challan?

Police have been vocal about the entire state of affairs whereby they’ve acknowledged that displaying such indicators is an offense beneath Part 179(1) of the Motor Automobiles Act.

“A Rs 1,000 challan shall be charged for utilizing such caste or religion-based remarks in your automobile. Whereas if the quantity plate incorporates such remarks, the challan shall be elevated to Rs 5000,” stated the DCP Site visitors of Gautam Budh Nagar.

He added, “ Since writing something apart from the registration quantity on the quantity plate is forbidden, a Rs 5000  challan turns into crucial. Even the font measurement of the registration quantity on the plate and its type also needs to be based on the foundations. Comparable actions may also be recurrently taken within the district for the approaching months.”

In accordance with the extra remarks, a challan for the quantity of Rs 2500 was additionally issued by vehicles that had a black movie on the window along with the opposite challans.

2,300 Challans Issued for Caste, Religion Stickers   - Asiana Times
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Challan Campaigns in Noida and Baghpath

Site visitors police in each a part of the state are taking separate actions so as to forestall folks from overtly displaying indicators and symbols of their faith or caste within the method described above.

ACP Site visitors, Saurabh Srivastava, and his group are holding campaigns in Noida. For the reason that drawback is with the folks’s cussed mindset, they purpose to make folks perceive the problem behind this pompous present of symbols and indicators.

Equally, Baghpat police are working the same marketing campaign in opposition to folks utilizing ‘Brahman, Rajput, Gurjar or casteist phrases’ on their automobiles. Moreover taking motion, such stickers may also be eliminated by the officers then and there.

The Broader Subject Forward Of Challan

“ It’s undoubtedly a problem to make folks perceive that they ought to not write or stick such remarks or symbols on their automobiles. Even after paying the challan, folks get these items written on their automobiles once more; such automobiles are then sadly seized by us,” added the DCP Site visitors, Gautam Budh Nagar.

Comparable crackdowns have been going down previously as effectively. In North India, such show of caste and faith has been a much-practiced exercise since time immemorial. 

The obsession of individuals with hierarchy and energy has by no means pale away. Caste and class-based show underline the show of hierarchical power- one which others can’t transcend. Nonetheless a lot we problem such voices, these can’t be modified by paying a number of 1000’s; it could maybe require a number of hundred years of preaching.