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Delhi: Protesters just ordinary people, says congress MLA Alka Lamba at Jama Masjid

The protest was led by Congress MLA Alka Lamba, former MLA Shoaib Iqbal and councillor from Delhi Gate Aaley Muhammad Iqbal.



Alka Lamba

Delhi: Soon after concluding the afternoon prayers Friday, hundreds of people gathered outside Jama Masjid in Old Delhi demanding repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act and scrapping of the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The protesters also sought to do away with the National Population Register (NPR) in its current form. But unlike on December 20, when Old Delhi saw violence in the evening, the day went off peacefully, albeit under heavy police presence.

The protest was led by Congress MLA Alka Lamba, former MLA Shoaib Iqbal and councillor from Delhi Gate Aaley Muhammad Iqbal.

Addressing the crowd, Lamba hit out at PM Narendra Modi. “When PM came to Ramlila Maidan, we were expecting he will cool tempers, but he lost the opportunity. He said that all those opposing (CAA and NRC) are either from Congress or ‘urban naxals’,” she said, adding that the PM must acknowledge that protesters are just ordinary people of the country.

“You (Modi) should now call a special session and repeal the citizenship amendment act; then tempers will come down,” she said.

Wearing a hijab, Lamba took a jibe at the PM: “He says ‘identify them by their clothes’. I want to say that, like me, every Indian has started changing how they dress. Now try identifying who is Muslim, who is Hindu and who is Sikh in this crowd.”

Hitting out at the NPR exercise, Shoaib Iqbal said: “They say NPR is from the Congress era, but what they are not telling us is that they have added many new questions and they are linking it with Aadhaar to know every information.”

“They earlier said Pakistan jao, Pakistan jao… we want to say hum Pakistan nahin jayenge, kabristan zarur chale jayenge,” he said. “Those who create violence do not belong to us. This is a movement and it will go on. We would not tolerate any violence,” he added.


Supreme Court to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on March 23



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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to expand the scope of petitions in the Shaheen Bagh matter and look into the recent violence in Delhi.

Justice SK Kaul said the environment was not conducive for even hearing the Shaheen Bagh matter and adjourned it till March 23 after the Holi vacation. Let the situation cool down first, the Supreme Court bench said, disposing off applications relating to Delhi violence.


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Army should be called to curb Delhi violence: Arvind Kejriwal



Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that police is “unable” to control violence in northeastern part of the national capital where horrific clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters since Sunday have killed 20 people, including a policeman.

A day after Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the clashes and said that “police could not do anything” to prevent trouble, Kejriwal today suggested that “Army should be called in”.

“I have been in touch wid large no of people whole nite. Situation alarming. Police, despite all its efforts, unable to control situation and instil confidence. Army shud be called in and curfew imposed in rest of affected areas immediately. Am writing to Hon’ble HM to this effect (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted this morning.

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No cognizable offence: Delhi police on ‘goli maaro’ remark




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New Delhi, Feb 26 The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Wednesday said that “no cognizable offence is made out” against BJP lawmakers Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for their alleged inflammatory remarks.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat had filed a complaint against the leaders on charges of outraging religious feelings, intending to provoke breach of trust and criminal intimidation.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja had, earlier this month, directed the police to file an Action Taken Report (ATR) in the complaint.

In the report filed on Wednesday, the police stated, “On the basis of allegations levelled in the complaint, no cognizable offence has been found to be committed.”

It said that the subsequent violence in the national capital have “no connection to the speeches mentioned in the complaint”.

They further sought more time to file a final ATR in the matter. “Situation in Delhi is such that police is busy and hence we want more time.”

The court heard the arguments from both sides and slated the matter to March 2 for pronouncement of order.

During the course of proceedings, counsel representing Karat, contended that the statements had “springboard effect”.

“We filed the complaint before the police commissioner but no action has been taken so far. Had it been taken on time, subsequent incident would not have happened,” advocate Tara Narula said.

The application was filed under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure which empowers a magistrate to direct the police to conduct investigation into any matter.

An inflammatory slogan “desh ke gaddaron ko goli maaro s*** ko” was chanted at a public rally addressed by Thakur on January 27 in Delhi’s Rithala area. Thakur had allegedly egged on his audience to respond to the slogan.

Verma was reported as saying that mosques and graveyards had come up in over 500 government properties in the national capital, including hospitals and schools.

He said that the land where these “illegal structures” have come up belong to the Delhi Development Authority, Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Delhi Jal Board and many other government agencies.

Thakur and Verma were then barred from campaigning by the Election Commission for 72 hours and 96 hours respectively in the run-up to the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls.

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