New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Sunday said that it won’t allow the Shaheen Bagh protesters to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah together, instead of sending a delegation, a day after a section of protesters said that they would meet the Home Minister after he recently said that he was ready to meet anyone opposed to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and clear their doubts on the same. Also Read - No Meeting Scheduled Between Amit Shah And Shaheen Bagh Protestors: MHA Sources
The protesters on Saturday had said that they would march to the Home Minister’s residence on Sunday and meet him at 2 PM over the issue. Also Read - 'Will Meet Amit Shah,' Say Shaheen Bagh Protesters After Home Minister Says Ready to Clear Their Doubts
Reacting to the development, the Delhi Police, which reports to the Shah-led Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), in a statement, said, “We have asked the protesters who all are in the delegation which wants to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today so that we can plan a meeting but they said that they all want to go.”
“We have denied that but we will see what we can do,” the statement further said.
Earlier, MHA sources, too, had denied that a meeting was scheduled between the Home Minister and the protesters.
Speaking at a conclave organised by an English news channel on Thursday, two days after counting of votes for the 2020 Delhi Assembly Election took place, Shah had said that he was ready to meet the protesters, adding that an appointment would be given within three days of the same being sought.
The BJP had made the Shaheen Bagh protests a major poll plank in the Assembly polls. Yet, it finished a distant second to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), winning just eight seats in the 70-seat Assembly with the rest being swooped by the AAP.