The Delhi Police has denied permission to hold a religious procession in the northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on the occasion of Ram Navami on March 30, a senior Delhi Police said on March 27.
A Notice dated March is making rounds of the internet, as per the notice, ‘Considering the law and order the request made by the Hindu samaj to carry out Shree Ram Bhagwan Pratima Yatra can not be allowed.’
The official order declining permission for the ‘Shree Ram Bhagwan Pratima Yatra‘ was signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) of the northwest district.
New agency ANI quoted, “Permission for the procession of Shree Ram Bhagwan Pratima yatra (Ram Navami procession) at the riot-affected Jahangirpuri area has been denied. Similarly, in Maurya Enclave area, Ramazan program have been denied in the park near other community and suggested to do inside the mosque as it used to happen earlier as per the Delhi police”.
Notably, the police have confirmed the details as mentioned in the letter to the media. It is believed that the authorities are doing this as a preventive measure citing the Hanuman Jayanti violence in 2022.
Clashes on Hanuman Jayanti 2022
On April 16, 2022, Delhi witnessed violent communal clashes in the Jahangirpuri area in which eight police personnel and civilian were hurt. The clashes were followed by a Hanuman Jayanti procession which was allegedly attacked by Muslims living in the locality.
One accused was identified as Ansar Shiekh near Jama Mosque. Within no time hundreds of locals started attacking the procession with stones, police did take the situation under control and FIRs were lodged but people of the Hindu side sustained severe injuries.
As per a India Today report, the parents of one accused Salim Chikna accepted that their son fired bullet on people at the procession. Also, the accused were equipped with sticks, stones, petrol bottles and even gun.