Gurugram Ahir protest HIGHLIGHTS: Over 200 detained, several injured in clashes between police and protesters | The Financial Express

Gurugram Ahir protest HIGHLIGHTS: Over 200 detained, several injured in clashes between police and protesters

Ahir Gurugram protest: The Ahir community has been demanding an Ahir regiment in the Indian Army.

Gurugram Ahir protest HIGHLIGHTS: Over 200 detained, several injured in clashes between police and protesters

Ahir protest live: Over 200 people were detained while several others sustained injuries as police and protesters demanding the formation of an Ahir regiment in the Army clashed in Gurugram on Friday.
Police said that hundreds of protesters had gathered at the site at around 10:30 AM, and tried to block the national highway, reported PTI. When police started detaining them, some protesters started pelting stones.

Police said in the ensuing clash, both police and protesters were injured. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Manesar) Suresh Kumar said that the protesters were detained when they tried to block the national highway. He added that police is present in the spot and the situation is under control.

On Thursday evening, Gurugram traffic police had issued an advisory informing commuters to take alternative routes, as the Ahir protest was taking place near the Kherki Daula toll plaza. The advisory said that those travelling from Gurugram or Delhi to Jaipur may take a diversion route from Rajiv chowk to Sohna and then KMP route. Similarly, those commuting from Gurugram to Jaipur may take a diversion from Hero Honda chowk to Pataudi road.

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Ahir protest in Gurugram: Gurugram traffic police has issued an advisory in the wake of protests by Ahirs at the Kherki Daula toll in Gurugram.

16:17 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Gurugram Ahir protest: Detained protesters were sent to different police stations

Police said that the detained protesters were sent to different police stations in more than ten buses of the Haryana roadways.

16:14 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir protest: Protesters tried to block highway

Police said hundreds of protesters gathered at the site at around 10.30 am on Friday and tried to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway.

16:13 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir protest: Situation under control, says ACP

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Manesar) Suresh Kumar says situation is under control.

16:12 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Gurugram Ahir protest: Police detains Ahir protesters

The protesters wanted to block the highway and we detained them. We are telling them that if they want to protest, they can do so but it won't be allowed on the highway: Assistant Commissioner of Police (Manesar) Suresh Kumar. (PTI)

16:10 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir Gurugram protest: Over 200 people detained

Over 200 people were detained and several got injured in a clash between police and the protesters during the Ahir protest in Gurugram. (PTI)

12:21 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir protest Gurugram: Stone-pelting reported.

Stone pelting has been reported at Khiri Daula Till plaza in Gurugram.

09:33 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir Gurugram protest: For Delhi, diversion route from Rajiv Chowk

-Those travelling from Gurugram or Delhi to Jaipur may take a diversion route from Rajiv chowk to Sohna and then KMP route.

-Those commuting from Gurugram to Jaipur may take a diversion from Hero Honda chowk to Pataudi road and then further.

09:32 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir protest: Gurugram traffic police advisory

-Those coming from Jaipur to Delhi may take diversion from Pachgaon and follow KMP for Delhi and other areas.

-Those commuting from Manesar to Gurugram or Delhi may follow U-turn from Givo cut near Kherki Daula toll and take SPR to Golf course extension route.

09:08 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir protest: Traffic to be affected in Gurugram

The protest will take place at the Kherki Daula toll in Gurugram.

Gurugram traffic police have provided alternate routes.

09:07 (IST) 18 Nov 2022
Ahir Gurugram protest: Welcome to our live blog.

Welcome to the Financial Express' live blog. Catch all live updates about the Ahir protest today.

Earlier, in March protest by the Ahir community had disrupted traffic on a six-kilometre stretch on the Delhi-Gurgaon highway. The protesters were camping near the Kherki Daula toll plaza since February 4, demanding an Ahir regiment in the Indian Army. The formation of a separate regiment for Ahirs has been a long-standing demand of the community in the Ahirwal region, comprising of the Gurgaon, Rewari and Mahendragarh belt.

First published on: 18-11-2022 at 09:04 IST