- FIR registered day after sloganeering during protest against ‘colonial-era rules’ at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi: An FIR has been registered against a group for allegedly raising inflammatory slogans during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday.
According to available details, they were protesting against “Colonial-era laws” and were demanding a uniform civil code.
The FIR has been raised against unknown persons.
The Delhi police claimed that the organizers did not have permission for the event.
The FIR has been registered at Connaught Place police station.
The protest at Jantar Mantar had been organized by Supreme Court lawyer and former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyaya.
A few thousand people had gathered for the protests. According to those in the organizing committee, if any slogans were raised, they would have been by a few in the crowd of a few thousands. They said they did not associate with such sloganeering.
Upadhyaya has reportedly sent a message to Delhi police claiming that a few people had tried to malign his event.
Meanwhile, Delhi police sources said that the event did not have permission. Initially, the protests were peaceful, but sloganeering began at the time of dispersing.
Reacting to the move, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “Expecting exemplary action from @DelhiPolice — only stern action & condign punishment will prevent such misbehaviour recurring.”
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