Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad is leading the protests at Jama Masjid in Delhi against the amended Citizenship Act (CAA protest) despite the police not giving him permission
Anti-CAA stir: Hundreds of people attend protest led by Bhim Army near Jama Masjid
Hundreds of people led by Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad took part in a protest near Jama Masjid on Friday against the amended Citizenship Act despite the police not giving permission for the demonstration. Protesters carrying tricolor 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 the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ with some singing ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) deployed near Jafrabad metro station.
Don’t get misled by rumors: Jamia VC to students
Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Najma Akhtar on Friday urged the university students not be misled by any rumors. In a letter to students, she assured that the varsity is with them and will provide them with “full financial and emotional support”. The university’s students have been at the forefront of the protest against the amended citizenship law. Akhtar had called the police’s entry in the campus on December 15 “condemnable” and had called for a judicial inquiry into the matter.
Want peace: Locals in the Jama Masjid area offer roses to police
Residents of the Jama Masjid area offered roses to senior police officers on Friday to show their cooperation with police and convey their message of peace. This comes a day after anti-citizenship law protesters offered roses to security personnel at the Jantar Mantar, saying police can baton charge them as much as they want, but their message is “love in return for hatred”. According to a senior police officer, the locals said that they want peace in the area and will cooperate with the police.
Bhim Army protests near Jama Masjid against new citizenship law
Bhim Army led by its chief Chandrashekhar Azad protested near Jama Masjid on Friday against the amended Citizenship Act despite the police not giving its permission for the demonstration. Protesters, carrying tricolor, raised slogans against the new law. Bhim Army was denied permission to carry out a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against the amended citizenship law.