Dilli Chalo Agitation: Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal on Friday rejected the request of the Delhi Police to use the city’s nine stadiums as temporary prisons in the wake of farmers protest.
The Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the farmers’ demands are valid. Jailing them isn’t the solution to the issue. Their demands must be accepted.”
“This protest is non-violent and is every Indian’s right. So the Delhi government has refused the Delhi police’s request,” Jain added.
Meanwhile, several leaders of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) objected to any move to jail the protesting farmers.
AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj called the Delhi police’s request inhuman.
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AAP MLA Raghav Chadha took to Twitter and wrote: “I urge the Delhi Govt to deny permission for setting up temporary prisons. The farmer of our country is neither a criminal nor a terrorist. The right to protest peacefully is enshrined in the Indian Constitution – Article 19(1) and protests are the hallmarks of a free, democratic society.”
AAP MLA Harpal Singh Cheema wrote, “Thanks to Arvind Kejriwal for denying permission for converting stadiums into jails. Aam Aadmi Party stands with farmers. We will fight for our rights. Kisan Ekta Zindabad.”