New Delhi, Jan 8: The Delhi Police have denied permission for the January 9 ‘Yuva Hunkaar Rally’ in the national capital that was to be attended by Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani. Mevani had said that he would hold ‘Yuva Hunkaar Rally’ on January 9 and “go to the PMO with the Manusmriti and the Constitution and ask him to choose between the two”. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Should've Admitted That There is Community Spread in Delhi, Says Satyendra Jain
However, in view of security arrangements in the national capital ahead of January 26, Republic Day parade, Delhi Police have refused to grant him permission for the rally. The police have also said that legal action will be taken if Mevani and others still go ahead with the rally. Also Read - Delhi School Reopening News: Schools to Remain Closed For All Students Till October 5, Online Teaching to Continue, Says Kejriwal Govt
Earlier last week too, the Mumbai Police had cancelled a students programme in Vile Parle which was to be attended by Mevani and JNU student leader Umar Khalid. Both the leaders were accused of making controversial speeches in Bhima Koregaon, which allegedly led to the violence. Also Read - 33% Delhiites Have Developed Covid-19 Antibodies: Latest Sero Survey of 17,000 Samples
Mevani had said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and members of Sangh Parivar were deliberately trying to tarnish his image. “Members of Sangh Parivar and the BJP made a childish attempt to tarnish my image and target me. It is an after effect of the Gujarat results. It is also because they have a sense of fear about 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” Mevani said last week after an FIR was filed against him and Khalid for alleged provocative speeches.