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Home / India News / Delhi Police to persuade CAA protesters to end Shaheen Bagh agitation: Sources

Delhi Police to persuade CAA protesters to end Shaheen Bagh agitation: Sources

The sources say the police, which received a lot of criticism after the Jamia incident, have been asked to use dialogue to end the impasse at Shaheen Bagh.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2020 17:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A replica of historical India Gate placed near demonstration site as part of the ongoing sit-in against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, on January 13, 2020.
A replica of historical India Gate placed near demonstration site as part of the ongoing sit-in against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, on January 13, 2020. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
         

Delhi Police will try and persuade protesters against the citizenship act at Shaheen Bagh to call off their agitation, sources in the government said on Tuesday.

Sources said the force, which received criticism for its highhandedness after violence in Jamia Millia Islamia university, has been asked to use dialogue to end the impasse at Shaheen Bagh in south Delhi.

The police, sources added, have started contacting key influencers to end the protest which has forced commuters to take different routes every day for the last one month after the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch was shut due to protests.

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Earlier in the day, Delhi High Court asked the police to take action in accordance with the law in a time-bound manner while disposing of a plea seeking the reopening of the stretch.

The court said that authorities must take a decision keeping in mind the larger public interest and the issue of maintaining law and order situation.

The stretch in south Delhi, which connects Delhi, Faridabad in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh, was closed on December 15, 2019, due to ongoing protests against Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizen (NRC).