The Delhi high court on Friday issued a notice to the city police on the pleas filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs Raghav Chadha and Atishi against the denial of permission by the department to protest outside the residences of Union home minister Amit Shah and Delhi lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal.The two AAP MLAs had moved the court on Thursday after they were denied permission by Delhi Police to stage a sit-in protest against the alleged misappropriation of over ₹2,500 crore by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. Chadha and Atishi were among four leaders who were detained on December 13 after they tried to stage a protest outside Shah’s residence.Advocate Gautam Narayan, appearing for the Delhi Police, argued that by an order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of September 30, all political activities are banned in the national capital. This order has been extended till December 31, he said.Responding to this, the counsels for the MLAs said they wanted to hold a peaceful protest with limited number of people for a limited period of time, without any tents or loudspeakers. On the argument by Narayan that Jantar Mantar and Ramlila Maidan are the two… Read full this story
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