Delhi Violence: Police Forcibly Removes Khureji Protesters, Security Beefed Up at Shaheen Bagh
NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 26—Police on Wednesday forcibly removed anti-CAA protesters in Khureji on the pretext that the protest might lead to violence as it happened in Jafrabad, Maujpur and other areas of Northeast Delhi.
Meanwhile, police has been beefed up near the protest site at Shaheen Bagh.
Local social activists at Khureji said that two persons-former corporator Ishrat jahan and a social worker Khalid Saifi-were among several persons detained at the Jagatpuri police station.
Activists said that police resorted to lathicharge and allegedly “slapped” advocates when they reached to provide legal assistance to those detained. The mobile phones of lawyers are also reported to have been snatched.
Women police are alleged to have beaten up a woman protester when she offered resistance.
Local said that police used teargas shells to disperse the protesters. There were around 60 to 70 women protesters when police reached there, vandalised the tent and forcibly removed the protesters from the site.
Protesters told mediapersons that the protest had been totally peaceful and no incident of violence had been reported.
Khureji protest was started on January 13 on a piece of land belonging to a Muslim trust and it was neither obstructing traffic nor causing any other disturbance.
After the armed mobs attacked the Muslims in Maujpur and other areas, police got anti-CAA protesters removed from Jafrabad on the pretext that they might also come under attack from goons though it is the duty of the police provide protection because the protest was totally peaceful.
Khureji protesters said that provocative slogans were raised in rallies in neighbouring Geeta Colony and Laxmi nagar area organised by BJP, inciting people to attack Muslims. Police told protesters that there was threat to the life of the protesters and hence, they could not allow them to sit on dharna.