"If someone is coming to die, how can he stay alive?" says Yogi Adithyanath over Anti-CAA protests

Uttar Pradesh Chief Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday claimed that people who were killed during the anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh did not die due to police firing but rather died in firing among themselves.

Speaking about the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Yogi Adityanath said, "UP main koi danga nahi hua. Agar koi marne ke liye aa hi raha hai, vo jinda kaise bachega. Police ki goli se koi nahi mara (There were no riots in Uttar Pradesh. If someone comes out with the intent of dying, how will he remain alive? No one died in police firing)."

Yogi Adityanath said this while addressing the state assembly in Lucknow where he claimed that protesters died in firing among themselves.

"Upadravi, upadravi ki goli se marey hain (the trouble-makers died from bullet of another trouble-maker)," Yogi Adityanath claimed.

He said instead of being criticised, the Uttar Pradesh Police should be "appreciated".

"If someone is coming to die, how can he stay alive? If someone comes out to kill an innocent person and he is challenged by police, then either he or the policemen has to die. No one died of police bullet. A big conspiracy was revealed behind anti-CAA protests," Yogi Adityanath claimed.