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JNU Violence: Protesters Shifted From Gateway To Azad Maidan

Mumbai: Folks protesting towards the JNU violence have been evicted from Gateway of India in south Mumbai on Tuesday morning as roads have been getting blocked and vacationers and customary folks have been dealing with issues, a police official mentioned.

Police had appealed to protesters to shift however they didn’t hear, so that they have been “relocated” to Azad Maidan close to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the official mentioned.

“As the demonstration was posing problems for tourists and in traffic movement, we requested the protesters to move to Azad Maidan. But some groups did not listen despite our repeated request, so we relocated them to the Azad Maidan,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Sangramsingh Nishandar mentioned.

Earlier, a whole bunch of individuals, together with college students, girls and senior residents – who assembled on the iconic Gateway of India since Sunday midnight – demanded motion towards these behind the JNU violence and resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union House Minister Amit Shah.

Violence broke out within the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) in Delhi on Sunday night time as masked males armed with sticks and rods attacked college students and academics and broken property on the campus. Practically 34 folks have been injured within the violence.

With tambourines and guitars of their palms and songs of revolution on their lips, folks protested towards the assault on JNU college students all through the night time in entrance of the Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Palace resort right here.

Songs like ‘Hum dekhenge’, ‘Hum honge kamyab’ and ‘Sarfaroshi ki tamanna’ hire the air as college students of IIT Bombay, TISS, and members of scholars’ organisations, together with the ASFI, raised slogans towards Modi and Shah.

The protesters waved the tricolour and raised slogans like ‘Kagaz nahi dikhayenge’ (gained’t present paperwork) and ‘Tum Kaun ho be’ (who’re you?).

Additionally they raised slogans towards the alleged “tanashahi” (dictatorship) of Modi-Shah as they opposed the Citizenship Modification Act, the Nationwide Register of Residents and the Nationwide Inhabitants Register.

The protesters additionally introduced up the problem of the Transgender Individuals (Safety of Rights) Act-2019.

There was heavy police deployment on the protest web site the place water, tea, biscuits and fruits have been served to protesters through the night time. The town civic physique additionally made preparations for bogs.

The protest organisers had earlier requested contributors to deliver meals, water, mattress sheets, jackets, mats, energy banks, charger and medicines together with them.

On Monday, protests have been organised close to the Hutatma Chowk within the Fort space, however later the permission was denied.

A name was given that individuals be a part of the protest in entrance of the Gateway of India. Demonstrations had began thereafter Sunday midnight.

Beside Mumbai, protests towards the violence have been held on Monday in Aurangabad and Pune, amongst different cities.

Political leaders led by state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray additionally condemned the assault.

Maharashtra minister Jitendra Awhad joined the protest on the Gateway of India on Monday, whereas Thackeray mentioned the JNU violence reminded him of the lethal 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults.

(PTI)

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