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Bhim Army plans protest in Delhi to demand release of Chandrashekhar Azad

PTI
Published : Aug 13, 2018, 3:01 pm IST
Updated : Aug 13, 2018, 3:01 pm IST

The Dalit organisation is also demanding withdrawal of cases against those jailed in connection with the April 2 Bharat Bandh violence.

The Bhim Army is planning to stage the protest on Parliament Street on August 19. (Photo: File/PTI)
 The Bhim Army is planning to stage the protest on Parliament Street on August 19. (Photo: File/PTI)

New Delhi: The Bhim Army is planning to stage a protest on the Parliament Street on August 19 demanding release of its founder Chandrashekhar Azad who is in jail on charges of engineering caste riots in Saharanpur last year.

The Dalit organisation is also demanding withdrawal of cases against those who have been jailed in connection with the April 2 Bharat Bandh violence.

 

"We will stage a protest on the Parliament Street and march to the Parliament demanding release of Chandrashekhar Azad and dropping of charges under the Nation Security Act (NSA) against him," Bhim Army National President Vinay Ratan Singh told reporters.

"The rally is necessary as there is a civil war-like situation emerging from the government's failure to check issues relating to Dalits and caste discrimination," he alleged.

Tags: bhim army, chandrashekhar azad, bharat bandh violence
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi