Delhi Police has banned large gatherings around Shaheen Bagh (Photo Credit: News Nation/Abhilasha Kishore)
Delhi Police made a heavy deployment of security personnel strictly imposing section 144 at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh on Sunday after call for a protest against the ongoing anti-CAA sit-in there. While the planned march by Hindu Sena was called off on Saturday, the security was tightened as a precautionary measure. A large number of people, mostly women, have been sitting-in for over two months to protest against the controversial citizenship law at Shaheen Bagh blocking one of the roads in the area.
The march calling for clearing the blocked road was planned for 3 PM on Sunday. However, on Saturday, the Hindu Sena said in a statement police pressured them to call off their protest on Sunday against the Shaheen Bagh agitation.
According to reports, Delhi Police has banned large gatherings around Shaheen Bagh and asked people not to assemble.
"The proposed protest call was cancelled with timely intervention. But as a precautionary measure, we have made heavy police deployment here," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) RP Meena said.
Twelve companies, including two of female forces, have been deployed in Shaheen Bagh, 100 men each from four police districts have also been deployed along with the local police, the official said.
The protesters in Shaheen Bagh are holding the agitation since mid-December last year protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
(With Agency Inputs)