NEW DELHI– Hundreds of people have been detained by police on Tuesday morning while they were on the way to Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi to participate in the Young India peace and justice march and protest against CAA and NRC.
Delhi police stopped buses full of students from all over Delhi to prevent them to reach the designated protest spot. The march was subsequently cancelled by the organisers and the participants later gathered at Jantar Mantar for protest.
Students-youth, under the banner of Young India Against CAA/NRC/NPR, marching for Peace & Justice detained from different areas of Delhi.
Not surprised by this shameful conduct of Delhi Police. The students-youth will gather at Jantar Mantar to continue their protest. Join them pic.twitter.com/2KxDdjFQXq
— Umar Khalid (@UmarKhalidJNU) March 3, 2020
Nasir Khuehami, a student activist from Kashmir who was detained by police, while he was walking with his friends, told Clarion India, “I was detained even before the march started.”
The National March for peace and justice and against CAA, NRC and NPR was called by Young India National Coordination Committee with support from Left Parties. Several prominent activists and political leaders were expected to address the gathering. Youth leader Umar Khalid, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chandrashekhar Azad of Bhim Army and JUNUSU leader Aishe Gosh were expected to grace the event.
Following the action by police, the organisers urged the protestors to gather at Jantar Mantar. Umar Khalid has condemned the shameful conduct of Delhi police.