Several people from the Left-wing and opportunists had decided to form a human chain at Rajghat. However, their permission was denied by the higher police officials as that was not a traditional route to hold protests.
New Delhi: On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 72nd death anniversary and Martyrs' Day on Thursday (January 30), 'Sarva Dharma Prarthana' (inter-faith prayer) has been planned to be held at Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat.
Student unions and civil society groups have called for a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Rajghat. Protesters will converge at Rajghat with the intention to form a human chain and later march towards other landmarks, including Shaheen Bagh and Khajuri Khas.
DCP Central Delhi stated that some organisations have applied for permission for the human chain in and around Rajghat. However, permission has been denied as this is not a traditional route for holding a protest march.
"Their permissions have been denied as it is not a traditional route and informed to the organisers. Organisers have been requested to apply for designated places for such protests like Jantar Mantar, Ramlila ground etc," read a post on the official Twitter handle of DCP Central Delhi.
Earlier, Left groups announced they would form a human chain on Thursday at Rajghat to display 'solidarity with the Constitution, democracy, and secularism'. The initiative will be conducted under the banner of 'Jan Ekta Jan Adhikar Andolan'.
Protests have been going on in different parts of the country against the amended citizenship Act which grants citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, Buddhist, and Christian refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.
On the occasion of Republic Day on January 26, Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, participated in a 620 km long human chain organised by Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala demanding the withdrawal of CAA. He said that the law is a "threat to secularism of this country”.
In Kolkata, people from diverse backgrounds formed a human chain that extended from Ramkrishna Mission at Golpark to Netaji Statue at Shyambazar to "salute, safeguard and uphold the Constitution of India" on the occasion of the Republic Day.
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Last Updated 30, Jan 2020, 8:45 AM