protests in parts of the country, Hyderabad Police
Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Saturday said no Shaheen Bagh
type stir would be allowed in the city.
The top cop requested political parties and others to
apply for permission as per proper procedure for holding
"There is no Shaheen Bagh like incident in Hyderabad.
Do not compare Hyderabad with places where all these negative
things are happening.
Nothing like Shaheen Bagh will be allowed in
Hyderabad..impossible," Anjani Kumar told reporters.
The Hyderabad Police will take legal action if common
public is put to inconvenience, he reiterated.
Political protests are important butlaw and order is
more important, Kumar said, adding, Hyderabad city has seen
more than 200 protests/rallies (anti-Citizenship Amendment Act
and also pro-CAA).
During such protests at other places in the country,
there have been burning of vehicles, firing, people sitting
for a month on dharna, but in Hyderabad such things are not
happening, he said.
It is only because Hyderabad Police are concerned
about safety, security and comfort of common public, he said.
"...At every place if you want to sit on dharna then
it will cause inconvenience to common public and hence we have
taken legal action and booked cases pertaining to some places
where the protests were held," he said.
"If there is denial (for permission for holding
protests) there are reasons. Some vested interests have
approached courts and the court has given guidelines and court
guidelines are supreme.
Whatever conditions we are putting it is as per
judgment of High Court," the police chief said.
Reacting to a query, Additional Commissioner of
Police, (Law & Order)D S Chauhan said right to protest does
not mean right to continued protests every day.
At Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi, protesters have been on
a sit-in against the new citizenship law for over two months.
Two interlocutors were appointed by the Supreme Court
to initiate talks with the protesters.
Protests have also been organised in different parts
of the city by different organisations including political
parties against the CAA, National Register of Citizens and
National Population Register. PTI BN