As per the information by Home Department, Uttar Pradesh government, a total of five books have been banned in UP since 15 August 1947. 3 of these books are related with Prophet Mohammad and Islam and 2 have been banned for improper comments against Indian dignitaries.
Information by RTI activist Dr Nutan Thakur says that “Jati Raj” by ex PCS officer Lakshmi Kant Shukla was banned on 05 May 2008 for its disrespectful comments on Great personalities.
“Udayiman Bhartiya Samaj me Shikshak” by Dr Karn Singh was banned on 22 October 2009 for publishing an allaeged photograph of Prophet Mohammad. “Carlyle-The Hero as Poet” by Manindra Nath and “Digest English Literature Prose- First Paper for MA Previous Students” by Dr S D Sharma were banned on 11 March 2010 for disrespectful comments on Prophet Mohammad.
“Nehru Gandhi Parivar- Secular or Varn Sankar” by Hari Ram Gupta was banned on 13 February for improper comments on National leaders.