77 arrested in Uttar Pradesh in two days since Ayodhya verdict

A total of 34 cases have been registered and 77 persons were arrested so far in Uttar Pradesh. Representational image only. Photo: iStock.

A day after Supreme Court delivered its verdict on Ayodhya issue, the Uttar Pradesh police have arrested 77 people across the state for allegedly trying to vitiate communal harmony in the state through social media posts.

After the apex court’s verdict on the Ayodhya issue, a total of 34 cases have been registered and 77 persons arrested so far in the state, said a statement by police on Sunday (November 10).

“A total of 22 cases were registered and 40 persons arrested for allegedly trying to vitiate communal atmosphere through their (social media) posts on Sunday by the Police Department’s social media monitoring wing,” an official statement said here.

Action has been taken against 8,275 posts including 4,563 posts on Sunday. These posts were put on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, it said.

(With inputs from agencies)