Mumbai police deny permission to Jignesh Mevani's event

Gujara MLA Jignesh Mevani, JNU student Umar Khalid, Richa Singh, Pradeep Narwal will be present as guests at the conference.


What's the story? 

Chhatra Bharati Students Organisation have organised the 'All India Students Summit 2018' which is scheduled on January 4, 2018, at Mithibai College. Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Umar Khalid have been invited to the conference. 

However, when Mumbai police denied them permission for the event, Chhatra Bharati Students Organisation started protesting and declared that they will continue with the conference by taking it to streets. 

Mostly students from various colleges will attend the conference where Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid, Richa Singh, Pradeep Narwal will be present as guests. The aim of the conference is to throw light on the current education system, students’ agitation, and their issues.

Mumbai police have arrested Chhatra Bharati’s president and organiser Sachin Bansode, MLA Kapil Patil, Pradeep Narwal and Richa Singh under section 149 of IPC. Along with this, 250 volunteers were also arrested. It is also being said that Datta Dhage was beaten up at the police station. Juhu police have released a search warrant against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid.

The government is scared of students and so they are not allowing us to speak,” 

Richa Singh, President, Allahabad University Youth wing.  

Meanwhile, Pune police have filed an FIR against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid for inticing violence during Bhima-Koregaon incident.  

On the backdrop of Bhima-Koregaon violence and Maharashtra Bandh crisis, political analysts are considering Mevani and Khalid's visit as an important event.  

Here's what happened

01:54 pm - MLA Kapil Patil, JNU student Pradeep Narwal, Allahabad University’s Richa Singh moved to Santacruz west police station 

01:40 pm - Senior NCP leader Vidya Chavhan reached the spot

01:45 pm - Arrest those who incited violence at Bhima-Koregaon and stop harassing students, said Chavhan 

12:19 pm - Police arrest other young leaders Richa Singh of Allahabad and Pradeep Narwal of Haryana

12:12 pm - Juhu Police releases search warrant against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid