Heavy police deployment in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri after permission for yatra rejected

A huge number of Delhi Police personnel have been deployed in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Thursday to stop any untoward incident in the wake of a yatra to mark Ram Navami, for which permission had been denied.

The transition comes after the Delhi Police on Monday turned down requests to hold the Shree Ram Bhagwan Pratima Yatra and to give permission for Ramzan prayers in the same area.

An official order signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, HQ, Northwest district, was issued and said: “I am directed to inform you that your request for Shree Ram Bhagwan Pratima Yatra on the occasion of Ram Navami Mahotsav on Thursday has been considered by the competent authority but could not be acceded to from the law and order point of view.”

Keeping in mind the earlier conflict that erupted on April 16, 2022, in the Jahangirpuri region during a procession scheduled to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti between two groups from different communities, the authority took a decision. The ensuing violence resulted in the injuries of at least eight police officers and one civilian.

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