5,000 protesters denied permission by Delhi police to march to Amit Shah’s residence

Home Minister Amit Shah after visiting the residence of Union minister Pralhad Joshi in Hubballi, on Sunday. (PTI Photo). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Feb 16, 2020, India Today. Delhi Police has not given permission for more than 5,000 protesters of Shaheen Bagh to go on foot to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, sources said, India Today reported.

According to Delhi Police, the protesters from Shaheen Bagh had come with an application at 3 pm on Saturday seeking permission to march to Amit Shah’s residence on Sunday.

The application stated that around 5,000 people will be going to Amit Shah’s residence on foot, a Delhi Police source said.

The application was sent to the New Delhi District from where it was forwarded to the Delhi Police headquarters and if sources are to be believed, the permission has been denied to the Shaheen Bagh protesters.

The protesters, mainly women, have been staging a sit-in demonstration for the past two months against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

A section of Shaheen Bagh protesters on Saturday said they were ready to meet Home Minister Amit Shah to raise their concerns over the new citizenship law but added that the onus was on the government to call them for talks.

Protesters said the protest was “leaderless” and it was up to the Home Minister to decide who all he wanted to call for talks.

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