Delhi Police have detained students and activists who were protesting the outbreak of communal violence in the state of Tripura by holding a demonstration outside Tripura Bhawan in the National Capital. According to information shared by student groups who were at the protest, the students were detained from Tripura Bhavan and taken to Mandir Marg Police Station. Students alleged that they “were brutally lathi charged and pushed into buses standing ready to detain protesters.”
Activist Aysha Renna, posted that the student groups and activists were detained for protesting “the Hindutva violence in Tripura. Police confiscated our posters which said #Muslimlivesmatter and said it is illegal.”
We are Detained by Delhi police from infront of #Tripura bhavan while protesting against the hindutva violence in Tripura. Police confiscated our posters which said Muslimlivesmatter and said it is illegal. So calling for violence against muslims is legal but dissent is illegal.
— Aysha Renna (@AyshaRenna) October 29, 2021
The protestors, according to Maktoobmedia, belong to Fraternity Movement, AISA, SIO, NSUI, CRJD, MSF, KYS, RWPI, and NEFIS, and were joined by the city’s citizen collectives.
The protesters were demanding the Tripura CM’s resignation and reportedly carried placards that read, “Stop attacking minorities” and “State-sponsored attack on Muslims must end.”