Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Friday, categorically refused to permit the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) party and its co-organizer, the United Muslim Action Committee (UMAC) to hold a rally in Hyderabad on January 25th against the Citizen’s Amendment Act ( CAA) and National Register of Citizen ( NRC) .
The High court, however allowed the two organisations to hold a ‘public meeting’ with conditions applied. The court was dealing with a petition filed against the two organisations for planning a rally in the city .
On January 24th, the court granted conditional permission to both AIMIM and UMAC to hold a public meeting meeting but by abiding by the conditions imposed . It has asked the AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi to hold a meeting between 6 pm in the evening to 11 pm in the night. The Director General of Police of Telangana State must videograph the proceedings of the entire meeting, the order said . It has also asked the DGP to take all necessary steps to keep the law and order intact in the city and prevent any kind of clashes between different groups of people.
Hyderabad Police denies permission for AIMIM Rally at Charminar
Much before the High court order, the Hyderabad police denied permission to AIMIM party from holding a public meeting at the historic Charminar on January 25th evening. The Hyderabad based political party has planned to hold a Mushaira (a social gathering where Urdu poetry is read), followed by flag hoisting. However, with no permission granted, the venue has now been shifted to Khilawat ground.
The parliamentarian took to social media to share the venue details. His tweet read, “Police rejected permission for the protest meeting at Charminar, they advised us to instead move it to nearby Khilwat Ground which we’ve accepted. Poets protest meeting against CAA, NRC and NPR will begin on 25th night and we’ll welcome India’s Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour at 12 am’.