Delhi Police Detains Hundreds to Prevent Young India Peace March

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After police detained people on the way to Ramlila Maidan, protesters gather at Jantar Mantar to continue the protest.

Clarion India

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.

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.

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