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Uttar Pradesh: Crackdown over religious, caste remarks on vehicles in THESE cities, fine imposed

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting on Thursday in Varanasi had asserted that the practice of putting 'religious and caste' remarks or stickers on vehicles should be banned.

Edited By: Bhagya Luxmi @bhagya_luxmi Noida Updated on: August 21, 2023 12:08 IST
Crackdown over religious, caste remarks on vehicles
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Uttar Pradesh: Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad traffic police had launched a special drive and issued challans to more than 1,000 vehicles bearing 'caste and religion-specific words or stickers'. The action was part of a 10-day special drive that commenced on August 11 and ended on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Anil Kumar Yadav said that putting up words or stickers indicating religion and caste on vehicles is a violation of traffic rules and action was taken in the district as per the instructions issued in this regard by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Special drive in Noida, Ghaziabad

He said that challans were issued to vehicles bearing 'caste and religion' words or stickers. He added that the campaign was conducted at 10 places in Noida and Greater Noida including Pari Chowk, Maharishi Ashram, Kisan Chowk, Sector-18, Sector-15 Golchakkar, Sector-62 and Rajnigandha intersections.

What does the rule say? 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Yadav said that during this period, a challan of Rs 2500 was deducted for the vehicles having black film on the glass, while a challan of Rs 1000 was deducted for the vehicles with "caste or religion remarks". As per the law, it is inappropriate to put anything other than the number plate on the vehicles. Even the font size of the number and its style should also conform to the rule. According to police, this is an offence under Section 179(1) of the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. 

Campaign in Baghpat

ACP Traffic Saurabh Srivastava himself is running a campaign in Noida with his team. The official said that firstly they are trying to make the public aware, however, police will continue to take such action after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered officials to stop these activities. Ten teams will be formed to monitor the vehicles bearing such remarks or stickers. At the same time, the Baghpat police are also running a campaign against those who write Brahmin, Jat, Rajput, Gurjar, Risky Boy or casteist words on vehicles. During this, the caste-specific words and stickers on the vehicles will be removed. Along with this, action will be taken against the drivers.


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