Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Mevani's rally in Delhi despite no police permission

Mevani's rally in Delhi despite no police permission

New Delhi, Jan 9 Jignesh Mevani, the face of new- found Dalit assertiveness in Gujarat, made his debut on the national political stage today with a rally here where he called the Narendra Modi government a "threat" to democracy and the Constitution.

The way corruption, poverty, unemployment and the real issues are being swept under the carpet and ghar wapasi, love jihad and cows are being given space, we stand against that, Mevani said. Read Also: Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani's Delhi event cancelled He also sought an immediate release of Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad - a Dalit leader who has been jailed and the National Security Act (NSA) slapped against him for allegdly instigating violence in Saharanpur in June past year. The police had earlier said that Mevani's request was "under consideration". "No permission has been given to anyone (to hold a rally)", Joint Commissioner of Police Ajay Chaudhary told reporters here. PM Modi has to choose between the two, Manusmriti and the constitution. Alpesh Thakore, Hardik Patel and I are being targeted because we demolished their (BJP) pride and arrogance and crushed BJP's target of 150 seats in Gujarat... "The presence of a youth leader from a Dalit family is also necessary", Mevani said.

Azad, 30, was arrested under the tough National Security Act over Thakur-Dalit clashes in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district a year ago.

"I am asking a question today, when will 2 crore youth of the nation get jobs", he said.

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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, who also addressed the gathering, was welcomed by supporters with his trademark Azadi slogans seeking freedom from all forms of socio-economic and political ills. We don't have crowds, I agree.

"They are afraid of Chandrashekhar, not because he's a threat to the country: but to those who want to convert this to a Hindu Rashtra".

Jignesh, who has been accused of incing caste tension in Maharashtra, on Friday said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have tried to tarnish his image due to the fear of set back in 2019 Lok Sabha election. "We fight the fight on the streets", he said.

According to officials, 1,500 security personnel in riot gear, with tear gas launchers and water cannons, have been deployed on Parliament Street, which connects Connaught Place with the Parliament House. The rally began at 1pm, and was joined by the students from JNU, and leaders like Akhil Gogoi and even the Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhiushan. Additional forces from other states had also been called in.

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