Won’t allow any protest on streets: Hyderabad police

"We will not allow anyone to come on to the streets to protest," said Anjani Kumar, adding that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen had held its public meeting at the party headquarters itself and not on the streets.




Amid allegations that those agitating against the new Citizenship Act, the National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC) were being allowed to protest and those wanting to celebrate the same were being denied permission by the Hyderabad police, Commissioner Anjani Kumar Thursday said it was untrue.

“We will not allow anyone to come on to the streets to protest,” said Anjani Kumar, adding that the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen had held its public meeting at the party headquarters itself and not on the streets.

In the last few days, protesters in the city were denied permission to take out rallies or gather at public places. However, AIMIM, led by its supremo and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, held a massive anti-CAA protest at his party headquarters in Darussalam on Saturday.

According to the police commissioner, having protesters on the streets would cause immense inconvenience to the public as it disrupts traffic and hence permission cannot be given.

Meanwhile, a group under the banner Telangana and AP Joint Action Committee have called for a ‘million march’ against NRC and CAA on December 28. The march is expected to start at 2 pm from Necklace road.

The organizers have also claimed that 40 organizations have offered their support.

However, P Viswaprasad, DCP (Central Zone) has already sent out a message stating that no permission has been given.

“No permission has been given for any procession, rally, march or public assembly anywhere in the city, including Tank Bund and its surroundings on December 28. The public should not believe any fake news, rumors or propaganda in this regard,” message read.

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