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  2. About Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh (उत्तर प्रदेश, اتر پردیش, pronounced Uttar_Pradesh.ogg|[ʊt̪ːər prəd̪eːʃ], translation: Northern Province), [often referred to as U.P.] is located in northern India.

    Uttar Pradesh covers a large part of the highly fertile and densely populated upper Gangetic plain. While it is only the fifth-largest Indian state in terms of land area, it is the largest in population; It shares an international border with Nepal and is bounded by the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar. The administrative and legislative capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow, and the financial and industrial capital is Kanpur. The state is also home to the tourism capital of India, Agra. The state's high court is based at Allahabad. Other notable cities in Uttar Pradesh include Aligarh, Azamgarh, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority), Saharanpur and Varanasi (Banaras).

    The Indo-Gangetic plain that spans most of the state, has been the seat of ancient Hindu culture, religion and learning and has always played a prominent role in Indian political and cultural movements.

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    1. Mayawati calls herself a Dalit messiah and it is so ironical that in the state ruled by her, Dalits are being harassed. There is a complete breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.
      In Maximum atrocities against Dalits in Uttar Pradesh
    2. Despite several safeguards to protect Dalits, the atrocities against them are not getting halted and majority of crimes against Dalits are reported in Uttar Pradesh. The central government should step in to check the situation.
      Udit Raj in Maximum atrocities against Dalits in Uttar Pradesh
    3. Forts like Kalinjar (Uttar Pradesh), Chittor (Rajasthan), Gingee (Tamil Nadu) and Golconda (Andhra Pradesh) have been like trophies which various rulers always wanted to conquer. Some of the most famous battles and lives of dynasties and rulers have revolved around these forts.
      In Courage to take on the caste system (Page 26)