Cops deny permission to Jignesh Mevani-Umar Khalid's event in Mumbai

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 January 2018, 01:10 PM

Massive protests erupted in Mumbai's Vile Parle area on Thursday as police denied permission for an event to be addressed by Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid.

Separately, Pune police on Thursday registered an FIR against Mevani and Khalid in Pune's Vishrambaug Police Station under sections 153(A), 505 and 117 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reported ANI.

In Mumbai, meanwhile, police have detained some students and event organisers to restore law and order in the state capital that has already witnessed violence in the last two to three days during Dalit protests. The administration has also imposed section 149 in parts of Mumbai.

The police denied permission in the wake of protests and bandh in the State on Wednesday following violence on the anniversary of a battle fought 200 years ago at Bhima Koregaon in Pune, a senior police official said.

The police have not given permission for the programme, Datta Daghe, the president of Chhatra Bharati, the organiser of the event, told PTI.

First Published: Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:57 PM
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