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Ahead of Protest Planned against UP Rape, Delhi Police Say Large Gatherings at India Gate Not Allowed

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Last Updated: October 01, 2020, 23:37 IST

New Delhi

Photo for representation. (File photo: Reuters)

Photo for representation. (File photo: Reuters)

The police announcement came after a protest meet planned at India Gate on Friday demanding justice for the 20-year-old from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras who was brutally gang-raped, tortured and murdered.

Amid growing uproar in the national capital over the death of the Hathras gang-rape victim earlier this week, Delhi Police on Thursday said large gatherings in and around India Gate have been banned on October 2, the day which marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, due to the imposition of Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

However, the police said a gathering of up to 100 persons is permissible at Jantar Mantar, but only if permitted by the “competent authority". Jantar Mantar is just three kilometres away from India Gate.

“No gathering is permissible around India Gate due to imposition of Section 144 CrPC," Delhi Police said in another tweet.

The announcement came after a protest meet planned at India Gate on Friday demanding justice for the 20-year-old from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras who was brutally gang-raped, tortured and murdered. The horrific incident has reminded the country of the Nirbhaya case.

first published:October 01, 2020, 23:18 IST
last updated:October 01, 2020, 23:37 IST
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