FIRs against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid; denied permission for Mumbai event


According to news agency ANI, the organisers had booked the Bhaidas Hall for the summit in Mumbai.

After the bandh call by Dalit outfits in parts of Maharashtra, reports now suggest that the Mumbai Police have denied permission to All India National Students’ Summit where Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani and student leader Umar Khalid were expected to speak.

According to news agency ANI, the organisers had booked the Bhaidas Hall for the summit in Mumbai.

They said that the police cited the controversy surrounding the two leaders for denying permission to the event. Sources said that after the police denied permission, massive protests took place in Vile Parle locality.

In another development, Mewani and Khalid have been booked by Pune Police on charges of creating communal disharmony.

According to the complaint, the duo made provocative statements that incited violence in Pune on  Monday during the 200 th anniversary celebrations of Bhima Koregaon Battle.

Following the clashes in Pune in which one person was killed, violent protests erupted across Maharashtra, including Mumbai.


  • Madhya Pradesh: 12 buses vandalised at Pushpak Bus Stand in Burhanpur during bandh, injured driver admitted in district hospital.
  • Agitating over Bhima Koregaon violence, protesters block Madhuram by-pass road in Junagarh, traffic affected.
  • Members of Chhatra Bharti stage protest outside Juhu Police Station after some members were detained by Police. They have been denied permission for their event at Bhaidas Hall, where Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mevani were also invited.
  • Bhima Koregaon violence raised in Rajya Sabha by Congress MP Rajni Patil; SP’s Naresh Agarwal also demands action and constitution of a Commission for a report on the matter.
  • Buses in Junagarh shifted from depots to a division workshop in order to prevent damage, in the wake of protests spreading to Gujarat.

Source: India Today


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