Arvind Kejriwal urges Delhi to join him in 10-days protest

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Kejriwal urges Delhi to join protest
New Delhi, Jan 20: Defying police orders to launch a 10-day protest, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the public to join him in demanding police reforms, starting with the removal of three police officers who refused to carry out a series of arrests on the orders of Delhi's Law Minister, Somnath Bharti.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said there is no question of any action till an enquiry is completed. But for Kejriwal, that sounds unacceptable.

AAP leaders were seen on camera arguing aggressively with the police about allegedly beating up their supporters including a law-maker named Akhilesh Tripathi, who was injured and moved to hospital. More than 1,000 police and several anti-riot vehicles were posted at the venue of the protest in the high-security zone in the heart of the city, which is in lockdown for Republic Day celebrations, reported media.

"Some people say that I'm an anarchist creating disorder. Yes, I'm an anarchist," Kejriwal shouted this morning after he was stopped by the police from driving upto the Home Ministry, where he had planned a sit-in protest against its chief, Sushil Kumar Shinde.

Kejriwal says the Delhi government must be given charge of the city's police force which currently reports to the union government via the Home Ministry. His demand comes after last week's gang-rape of a Danish tourist, and a controversial midnight raid by the Law Minister in a South Delhi neighbourhood.

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