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Hundreds defy Delhi police orders, turn up for Bhim Army-led protest near Jama Masjid

Bhim Army was denied permission for the protest. Police had imposed prohibitory orders in northeast Delhi and shut down 3 metro stations ahead of the march.

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New Delhi: Hundreds of people led by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad took part in a protest near Jama Masjid Friday against the amended Citizenship Act despite the police not giving permission for the demonstration.

Protesters carrying tricolour and banners reading ‘save Constitution’ raised slogans against the new legislation.

They assembled near gate number one of Jama Masjid as drones also kept a vigil on the large gathering which raised slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ with some singing ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’.

Some protesters were also carrying posters of Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and Bhagat Singh.

The massive protest march led by Bhim Army, despite the police denying permission to it, comes a day after thousands of students, activists and opposition leaders hit the streets in the national capital defying security clampdown and prohibitory orders.

The national capital has been witnessing large-scale protests from all sections of the society against the citizenship law.


Also read: Violent anti-CAA protests break out in Lucknow, police use tear-gas to disperse crowds


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Police authorities need to reconsider their reluctance to grant permission for protest marches. Chief Justice Abhay Oka – who made a name for himself on the Bombay High Court – asked the police in Bangalore, How can you assume that each procession will turn violent, especially if it covers intellectuals and artists ? The large number of Muslims who protested peacefully after Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid were giving rose stems to the cops but their subliminal message was, Don’t mess with us.

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