LIVE | FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid; Koregaon-Bhima clashes echo in Parliament

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New Delhi | Updated: January 4, 2018 3:22:53 PM

Jignesh Mevani protest LIVE UPDATES: After the violent Koregaon-Bhima clash, Mumbai Police have denied permission to a Jignesh Mewani-Umar Khalid event.

Protests erupt in Mumbai after authorities denied permission to the Jignesh Mevani event

Jignesh Mevani protests LIVE UPDATES: Pune Police have filed an FIR against Jignesh Mewani and Umar Khalid for instigating violence. After the violent Koregaon-Bhima clash, Mumbai Police have denied permission to a Jignesh Mewani-Umar Khalid event. The matter has been taken up in the Parliament as well. Reportedly, the organisers of the Umar Khalid-Jignesh Mewani event has been denied permission for the programme. Many students who were protesting has been detained by the Mumbai police. Meanwhile, Dalit activist and recently elected member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly Jignesh Mevani has launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his latest tweet, he sarcastically dubbed Modi as the ’21st century world’s best actor’. In the tweet, he wrote, “Nostradamus predicted that In 21st century world’s best actor will be from India.” In yet another tweet, Mevani took on Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to attack him. His tweet reads, “Nafrat Failane Nahi Mohabbat Lutaane Aaya Hu, Mann Ki Baat Nahi Janta Ki Baat Sunne Aaya Hu (I have come to spread love and not hatred, to listen to people and not to make them listen to me).”


3: 40 pm: Before being detained, Richa Singh told reporters outside the Bhaidas Hall that the police action against the event was “dictatorship” and that it was “an Emergency-like situation”. “We will take this fight to Parliament,” she said.

3: 35 pm: As per a PTI report, those detained included Datta Daghe, the president of Chhatra Bharati, the organiser of the event, other organisers, MLC Kapil Patil, Allahabad University student leader Richa Singh and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Pradip Narwal.

3: 00 pm: Earlier, on Wednesday, 16 cases were filed by the police and more than 300 people were detained in Mumbai after a bandh or strike called by Dalit groups.

2: 00 pm: At least 12 buses vandalised at Pushpak Bus Stand in Burhanpur during bandh over Bhima Koregaon Violence, the injured driver has been admitted to a district hospital.

1: 20 pm: Pune Police briefed the media about the FIR on Jignesh Mewani and Umar Khaalid. WATCH VIDEO:

1: 06 pm: The Police is trying to break away the protesting students outside the Juhu Police Station.

12: 55 pm: Agitating over Bhima Koregaon Violence, protesters block Madhuram by-pass road in Junagarh, Gujarat, traffic affected.

12: 40 pm: Members of Chhatra Bharti stage protest outside Juhu Police Station after some members were detained by Police. They have been denied permission for their event at Bhaidas Hall, where Umar Khalid & Jignesh Mevani were also invited.

12: 30 pm: Songs being sung in protest outside the Juhu Police Station in Mumbai after the Jignesh Mewani-Umar Khaalid event was cancelled.

12: 15 pm: The ‘All India Students’ Summit’ event was scheduled at the Mithibai College in Vile Parle for Thursday morning.

12: 00 pm: Buses in Junagarh shifted from depots to a division workshop in order to prevent damage, in the wake of Bhima Koregaon protests spreading to Gujarat

11: 55 am: High voltage drama followed the event cancellation and students took to the streets and launched a massive protest outside the college.

11: 40 am: Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid have been charged with rumour mongering and promoting enmity.

11: 30 am: Bhima Koregaon Violence raised in Rajya Sabha by Congress MP Rajni Patil; SP’s Naresh Agarwal also demands action and constitution of a Commission for a report on the matter

11: 24 am: Students shouting ‘Zindabad’ slogans after Jignesh Mewani-Umar Khalid’s event was cancelled.

11: 18 am: Pune: FIR registered against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid under section 153(A), 505 & 117 at Vishrambaug Police Station

11: 10 am: Notably, Pune police, on Wednesday (January 3) received complaint regarding Jignesh Mevani and Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid for their “provocative” speeches at an event in the city on December 31.

11: 02 am: Ravindra Kadam, Joint CP, Pune, said, “Speeches of Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid will be probed.”

10: 58 am: Students gathered for Chhatra Bharati event outside Bhaidas Hall, being forcibly removed

10: 50 am: Had booked Bhaidas Hall for All India National Students’ Summit here today, but now we are being denied entry. Reason police is citing is the news doing the rounds about Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani for the past few days: Sagar Bhalerao (Chhatra Bharati,VP), Organiser

10: 35 am: Section 149 has been imposed around the venue, where the summit was scheduled.

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