Police stop Delhi unity march

Police stop Delhi unity march


A march for unity of the country and to 'save' the Constitution was allegedly stopped by the Delhi Police and some participants were detained near Gandhi Smriti on Thursday.

The ‘Bharat Jodo Samvidhan Bachao Yatra’ was scheduled to begin from Gandhi Smriti museum, near Rajghat, on Thursday morning but police denied permission and detained its participants, the Swaraj India president, Mr. Yogendra Yadav, said.

The ‘yatra’ to visit various parts of the country was planned by social and political activists including Mr. Yadav, the Narmada Bacaho Andolan leader, Dr Sunilam and leaders of various political parties.

'Permission was taken for the Yatra. But, the police all of a sudden denied permission yesterday. The participants of Yatra were misbehaved (with), detained and taken to Mandir Marg police station,' Mr. Yadav said in a tweet.

A senior police officer said a few persons were detained as they tried to take out the march without permission.