Private citizens have more guns than the police in the state. Farmers work in their fields armed, teachers carry weapons openly and politicians are amongst the biggest buyers of arms. Why is UP going gun crazy?
Rival sects won't shirk from armed battles.
How would one explain the prevalence of guns and other arms even with the farmers in UP?
Electoral candidates have mastered the art of being strong and powerful.
School teachers in UP feel that guns come loaded with large doses of security.
Politicians are amongst the biggest buyers of arms. Meet one politician and his fear of rivals.
The arms bazaar is a one-stop shop even home-delivers the 'goods'.
It is perhaps the first time these tiny but lethal weapons has been seen in the UP, police say.
Community feels safe if it's armed and ready.