"Given the extent of violence and torture happening in Uttar Pradesh, we would have expected the High Court or Supreme Court to take suo moto notice of this. It's a complete collapse of law and order in Uttar Pradesh right now and the people have lost faith in the Supreme Court of our country. Today, the reputation of the Supreme Court is even worse than it was during the Emergency," said Prashant Bhushan, speaking at the People's Tribunal on State Action in UP. While peaceful protests are being organised across the country against CAA, NRIC and NPR, the State of Uttar Pradesh stands out for the intense harshness it resorted to, to crush the voices of dissent. What unfolded was not in the nature of customary state action to control public protests if they turn violent. The statements of the Chief Minister were intemperate and entirely inappropriate for an elected leader of the most populous state in India. There were many deeply troubling reports of the brutality and intensity of police action which followed.