Shaheen Bagh protesters say they will start marching to Amit Shah's residence after obtaining permission
NEW DELHI: Protesters will march to the residence of the Interior Minister Amit Shah For a dialogue on the new citizenship law after obtaining proper permission from the authorities, organizers said Sunday that security was improved in the area due to the planned concentration.
The protesters, who had announced that they will carry out the march on Sunday, said they await the approval of the police who have sought some time.
A large number of security personnel were deployed in Shaheen Bagh, in southeastern Delhi, where hundreds of women protesters gathered to march towards Shah's residence to discuss the Citizens Amendment Act ().
Barricades were placed on the site and protesters were arrested after a little distance.
The protesters chose a delegation of eight members, including the old Dadis calls of Shaheen Bagh, to approach the police to allow them to meet Shah and said they will conduct the march peacefully.
Police said they sent our request to meet with the Interior Minister and sought some time to organize it, said Javed Khan, one of the protesters. He added that protesters will plan their march again after receiving police confirmation.
Unable to obtain the required permit, anti-CAA protesters returned to the place where they had been waving against the new law.
Police officials, including RP Meena of the DCP (southeast), the additional Kumar Gyanesh of the DCP (southeast) and Shaheen Bagh SHO held talks with a group of protesters and assured them that their request had been sent to the authorities concerned for They will take more action.
Protesters wanted to know about the status of their request. This referred to Shaheen Bagh's permission to leave the residence of the Minister of the Interior, which they had given us. We told you that the request was given to DCP New Delhi and it will be sent to the police headquarters, which will receive a final call, said Deputy Police Commissioner (Southeast) Meena.
Three days ago, Shah had said that anyone who wants to discuss issues related to the Citizenship Law (Amendment) with him can look for time in his office.
(We) will give time within three days, the Interior Minister had said.
Protesters in Shaheen Bagh, mainly women, have been organizing a sit-in against the CAA, (NRC) and the National (NPR) for the past two months.