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9 people from Punjab going to Jantar Mantar for ‘EVM Hatao Morcha’ stopped at railway station

Section 144 is imposed across the national capital due to which no gathering or demonstration is allowed, said police.

9 people from Punjab going to Jantar Mantar for ‘EVM Hatao Morcha’ stopped at railway station

Jantar Mantar. Photo: iStock



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New Delhi, February 22

Nine people from Punjab going for a demonstration at Jantar Mantar were stopped at the Sarai Rohilla railway station here on Thursday morning, police said. Section 144 is imposed across the national capital due to which no gathering or demonstration is allowed, they said.

An official said they came from Punjab to stage a protest at the Jantar Mantar as part of ‘EVM Hatao Morcha’ and Old Pension Scheme.

The ‘EVM Hatao’ campaign is a common platform of NGOs, the INDIA bloc parties, social organisations, intellectuals and citizens of the country, demanding a return to the ballot paper method.

They did not have the permission to demonstrate at Jantar Mantar, so they planned to go back to their native place, the official said.

However, a video surfaced on social media in which one of them claimed that they were detained by police and being taken to the Sarai Rohilla railway station. The police, however, refuted the allegations. 


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