Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad detained in Hyderabad ahead of anti-CAA protest; police says no permission for event

  • Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was on 26 January detained in Hyderabad while he was on his way to take part in an anti-CAA-NRC event

  • The Dalit leader was in the city to address a gathering on the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register

  • Police said they had not granted permission for the programme to be held

Hyderabad: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was on 26 January detained in Hyderabad while he was on his way to take part in an anti-CAA-NRC event. The Dalit leader was in the city to address a gathering on the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.

Police said they had not granted permission for the programme to be held.

Azad’s detention comes days after he was released from Tihar prison in Delhi following his arrest for allegedly inciting people during an anti-CAA protest.

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2020 08:45:34 IST