Kanwariya Vandalism: Supreme Court Directs Police to Act Against Kanwariyas Who Take Law Into Their Hands
Screengrab of the viral video showing Kanwariyas vandalising a car in Delhi

New Delhi, August 10: The Supreme Court on Friday took note of incidents of vandalism by kanwariyas in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The apex court directed the police to act against the kanwariyas who indulge in vandalism and take the law into their own hands. This comes after multiple incidents of Kanwariyas vandalising cars of citizens and police were reported in the past few days.

The first incident came to light from Delhi when a group of kanwariyas vandalised a car in Moti Nagar after it brushed past one of them. The couple inside the car had a narrow escape even as the car received severe damages in the incident. The Delhi Police received flak on the social media as videos of the incident showed two policemen standing as mute spectators and not acting against the kanwariyas. The police on Thursday arrested one person in connection with the vandalism incident in Moti Nagar.

In Uttar Pradesh, two incidents of vandalism were reported. In Bulandshahr, kanwariyas vandalised a police van after an altercation with a group. According to reports, the kanwariyas even chased policemen who tried to leave the vehicle and escape.

In the third incident, a video went viral on the social media showing a group of kanwariyas vandalising a car in a market area in Muzaffarnagar in broad daylight. Some unconfirmed reports said that the Kanwariyas also looted the belongings of the person who was driving the car.