Police stop march at Alka Chowk

Sakal Times
Thursday, 4 January 2018

The incident took place at 5 pm when members of Vande Mataram Sanghatna had gathered at Alka Chowk to spread the message. The members were carrying placards and were about to burn an effigy when some members were detained by the police and taken to Vishrambaug police station. The police seized all the placards and forced the members to disperse from the location

Pune: Around 20 persons who had gathered at the Alka Talkies Chowk on Thursday evening to spread the message of abolition of caste system were denied permission by the Vishrambaug police.

The incident took place at 5 pm when members of Vande Mataram Sanghatna had gathered at Alka Chowk to spread the message. The members were carrying placards and were about to burn an effigy when some members were detained by the police and taken to Vishrambaug police station. The police seized all the placards and forced the members to disperse from the location.

Suraj Jadhav, a member of the organisation, said, “We had asked police for permission for the event but the permission was not granted. We had planned a peaceful march and were carrying placards of ‘RIP Casteism’ when the police officials asked us to stop the march.”

Police Inspector Amrut Marathe of Vishrambaug police station said the situation of the city is tense and so such marches cannot be allowed in such a situation.

 

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