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Denied from holding rally, Jignesh Mevani corners Centre

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Tuesday accused the Central of targetting him after he was denied permission to hold the Yuva rally in the capital.

"This is unfortunate that an is not allowed to speak," Mevani told ANI here, and added, "We were going to put forth our points democratically, peacefully and within the boundaries of and even we were not even given permission. The should be ashamed. It is targetting us, the Dalit community and the youth."

Mevani said he was going to take up issues of social justice and other issues pertaining to the Centre's inability to create employment and the increasing right-wing violence.

"When did become so undemocratic? This is a murder of democracy," Mevani further remarked.

Mevani and his supporters were reported to be going ahead with the rally despite the Police denying permission for the event.

The Commissioner of Police (DCP), yesterday, tweeted that the authorities had advised the organisers to shift the rally to another site.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 14:50 IST