Hyderabad: Amidst several protests registered against the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA) in Hyderabad including the Million March and Tiranga rally, the Hyderabad Police for the first time, have booked 40 people for holding a flash protest at Tolichowki Cross roads on Sunday night.
According to the police, those booked were found protesting under the Tolichowki flyover at 2 AM on Monday. The Flash protest, which went on till early hours of January 13, witnessed around 700 people who had gathered impromptu. Among them were students and women, mostly. The latter were detained by Ghoshamahal police station. However to their surprise, those who were detained were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Several citizens cried foul at the sudden detention of protestors. One of the women who had gathered for the protest said, “This was a peaceful protest. We did not create any traffic issues. Protesting is our right and I don’t know why the police is unnecessarily coming up with such moves.”
The Golconda Police of Hyderabad Commissionerate, booked 60 people under section 143 (unlawful assembly) , 341 (Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished), 290 (Public Nuisance) 149 ( every people party of the unlawful assembly are guilty) of Indian Penal code. 'The case was booked based on a complaint filed by a Sub- Inspector. The complainant said, " I Venkatramana, SI of PS Golconda, while I was performing patrolling duty in sector-2 area, that is Tolichowki, I noticed a group of 100 members, were on the road by forming unlawfully under the under the leadership of Khaled Parveen, Sebba, Das, Namratha without taking police permission. The mob gathering increased amidst anti-CAA slogans. This resulted in public nuisance and free-flow of traffic towards Mehdipatnam'.
The Narayanaguda Police, on Monday, detained three people for protesting before the Hyderabad Commissionerate office-Musheerabad over denial of permission to CPI national executive member, Kanhaiya Kumar's public meeting scheduled on Monday.
According to the police, those detained were trying to stage a protest which was hampering the freeflow of traffic. The cops took -Ahmed Khan, Jayaraj and Sara Mathew into custody on preventive measures. 'They will be released in early evening', cops said
The Hyderabad Police denied permission for a public meeting by former Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union president and CPI national executive member Kanhaiya Kumar at Mehdipatnam, forcing the organisers to cancel the meeting.The public meeting was organized by the CPI against CAA, NRC and NPR on Monday afternoon at Crystal Gardens Function hall at Mehdipatnam. The venue comes under the jurisdiction of the West Zone of Hyderabad Police Commissionerate.