Lucknow Shia News / Delhi
The Delhi police had detained more than 300 people of Shia community who gathered at India Gate to protest against illegal encroachment on Karbala Shah-e-Mardan here on Sunday evening. Shia Cleric, Maulana Kalbe Jawad reached and gave court arrest to support agitators.
Later the protesters and clerics detained by Delhi Police were released after Cleric created pressure on the authorities.
In the evening Shias started gathering at India Gate to protest. Before that Delhi police cordoned off the area and was not allowing anyone to gather there. As soon some vehicles arrived near India Gate people thought that Maulana Kalbe Jawad along with other clerics have arrived and people started raising slogans to protest against encroachment on Shah-e-Mardan and other waqf properties situated in Delhi.
Seeing the police started dragging the protestors and clerics who arrived to joined the people. The police dragged many to the buses in order to arrest them. In this barbaric act of local police on peaceful agitators, the turban (Amama) of a cleric fell off which irked the people and they damaged buses.
To deter protestors the police used mild force in which some people were reported to be injured. The Police took many protestors to Tilak marg police station and some to parliamentary street police stations. ‘Maulana Kalbe Jawwad was to join the protestors in the evening as he was in Meerut for attending a religious function. But his vehicle got stuck in the traffic jam due to Modi’s rally in Meerut. That’s why he arrived late in Delhi,’ said sources in Delhi.
As soon Maulana Kalbe Jawad arrived in Delhi, he rushed to parliamentary street police station to get the protestors freed from police. In the meantime, large number of Muslims started gathering outside the police station demanding immediate release of the protesters. After a while, police allowed Mualana Kalbe Jawad and five others to enter police station for talking with the cops regarding the issue.
After the news spread like wildfire in nation's capital, senior police officials rushed to the police station to resolve the issue. Maulana Kalbe Jawad told DCP that if this kind of incidents takes place against a particular community which comprises about 5 crores in India. Massive agitation will be launched throughout the country.
He also said to ACP that for saving the illegal nursery run by Abdul Mueed Khan whole government machinery has jumped in the issue and is regularly defaming the people of Shia community. He strictly demanded immediate removal of the Nursery from the premises of Karbala.
Maulana said if Nursery will not be removed from the premises of Karbala within a couple of days, then the Delhi Police should prepare itself for a huge protest against Congress party in front of Congress Headquarters in Delhi.