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Mevani satisfied with turnout despite 'anti-rally campaign'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

activist and today said he was satisfied with the turnout at the "Yuva Rally" in the national capital, despite a "campaign" against it.

"Why should an or any citizen of the country be denied permission to take out a peaceful march, seeking social justice and the release of Chandrashekhar Azad," he told a television channel after taking part in the rally.

"There were around 2,000 people who had turned up, despite tweets by the police and a campaign claiming that the event was cancelled," Mevani said, adding that he was satisfied with the turnout.

When asked which tag suited him the best -- a or a youth -- the newly-elected said, he along with other youth leaders would rise above caste and religion and raise the issues the youth was facing across the country.

"Soon, we will expand by joining hands with progressive people and Ambedkarites. The presence of a youth from a family is also necessary," Mevani said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:35 IST