Organizers of the All India Student's Summit 2018, where JNU student leader Umar Khalid and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani were supposed to speak, have been told that they cannot go ahead with the event in Mumbai. Police forcibly removed students gathered for Chhatra Bharati event outside Bhaidas Hall and imposed Section 149 of IPC to prevent 'unlawful assembly'.
"Despite permission, the police is not allowing us to go ahead with the event. But Mewani will come and the program will happen," a private channel quoted an organiser as saying. The event is set to be held at the Mithibai College, Vile Parle (W) on Thursday.
Had booked Bhaidas Hall for All India National Students' Summit here today, but now we are being denied entry. Reason police is citing is the news doing the rounds about Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani for the past few days: Sagar Bhalerao (Chhatra Bharati,VP), Organiser #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/4Fg3mSP6wq— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
Members of Chhatra Bharti staged a protest outside Juhu Police Station after some members were detained by Police.
Young politicians and activists are set to come under one roof at the All India Student's Summit 2018. Kabaddi player Pardeep Narwal is another famous name to be speaking at the symposia. The panel will be discussing ongoing issues faced by students all over the country, in the aftermath of the sufferings faced by students of Mumbai University in 2017.
Mumbai is returning to normalcy a day after bandh called by Dalit organizations in protest against the attack on people congregated to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Koregaon, near Pune.
(With agency inputs)