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Heavy security in Delhi for Mevani's rally

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Around 2,000 security personnel, including the paramilitary forces, have been deployed in the national capital in view of the 'Yuva Hunkaar' rally spearheaded by

The is expected to hold the rally at 12 noon today at Street even as the Police maintained that no permission had been granted for the same.

A from district told that additional forces from other districts of the city have been called in.

The Street has been fortified and water cannon vehicles have been deployed, he said.

Unhindered, the organisers are making all arrangements for the rally.

Yesterday, the city police had said that no permission was given to organise the protest in the city, citing orders of (NGT).

Swaraj leader Prashant Bhushan, however, said in a tweet, "Please don't mislead people @DCPNewDelhi. NGT orders are for Jantar Mantar, not St. SC has always held right to peaceful protest meetings is a fundamental right. Any attempt by police to stop the #YuvaRally tomorrow will be undemocratic & violation of fundamental rights".

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 12:35 IST