Mumbai: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad was on Tuesday denied permission for his rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) scheduled to take place on February 21 in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on the grounds of law and order maintenance, said police. Also Read - 'Hiding From Media After Shock They Got,' Says Bhim Army Chief on BJP's Loss in Delhi Polls
The Bhim Army Chief on several occasions has been spotted in anti-CAA and anti-NRC agitation organised in different parts of the country. Also Read - 'Dictatorship at Its Peak': Bhim Army Chief Expelled From Hyderabad Over CAA Protest, 'Sent' Back to Delhi
Last month, Azad had filed a plea against the CAA in the Supreme Court calling the law “arbitrary, irrational, devoid of intelligible differentia”. Also Read - 'Land of Our Struggle': Bhim Army Chief to Attend Anti-CAA Protest in Delhi Today
On Sunday, Chandrashekhar led ‘Aarakshan Bachao’ march from Mandi House to Parliament against Supreme Court’s February 7 judgement which stated that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and that quota in promotion is not a fundamental right.