n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |
Arvind Kejriwal and members of his Aam Aadmi party were physically lifted and taken away by the Delhi Police. Photo: IBNLive

Arvind Kejriwal and members of his Aam Aadmi party were physically lifted and taken away by the Delhi Police as they were agitating outside Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's house on Friday.

They were protesting against the demolition of 500 houses in Shaheen Bagh, which they claim was done to grab prime land as the residents have legal land papers.

Over 100 people started gathering at Dikshit's Motilal Nehru Marg residence at 7 am while Kejriwal joined them an hour later to protest demolition of their houses in Shaheenbagh. A large number of police personnel were deployed at the spot to avoid any untoward incident. Police barricaded one side of road from Janpath side which has the entry gate to Dikshit's residence. Protesters shouted slogans against the government action.

"The land where these people are living is there land, they have documents of it. But it's unauthorised because you have to get the map passed by the government," Kejriwal said. "But on October 4, 2010 Sonia Gandhi had announced that 1600 colonies will be regularised, this colony is also one of them. But despite that 500 houses were demolished," he said.

He alleged showrooms nearby were not razed. "We were asking for Dikshit's time which was not given. We are not here for a clash with the government but a sit in protest," he said.

Kejriwal had staged protests against the Delhi government in September 2012 too on the issue of power tariff. Kejriwal had launched a 'bijli paani' movement against the inflated power and water bills.

Tag : #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi CM #Protest #Aam Aadmi Party

Nine Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

from firstpost

Nine Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

Rameswaram (TN): Nine fishermen from this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel whenthey were returning from the Palk Strait early this morning, a top official of Mechanised boat fi...


Libya: Toll continues to mount as rival militiamen clash in Benghazi

from firstpost

Libya: Toll continues to mount as rival militiamen clash in Benghazi

Cairo: Fierce clashes in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official said Tuesd...

Iran claims it has new surface-to-air missile, radars

from firstpost

Iran claims it has new surface-to-air missile, radars

Tehran: Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities.Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or ...

Putin's remarks on 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' were taken out of context: Aide

from firstpost

Putin's remarks on 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' were taken out of context: Aide

Moscow: A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy...

India an important global player, says US before impending Modi visit

from firstpost

India an important global player, says US before impending Modi visit

Washington: India is going to be a "very important" player globally and the stronger it becomes, the more beneficial it will be for world peace, a senior ObamaAdministration official has sa...

UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

from firstpost

UN climate chief warns 'door closing' on global warming fix

Wellington: UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres on Tuesday warned time was running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever risin...

Fire at Chatterjee International building in Kolkata due to short circuit, say officials

from firstpost

Fire at Chatterjee International building in Kolkata due to short circuit, say officials

Kolkata: The fire which broke out on Tuesday morning at the 24-storey Chatterjee International building near Park Street in Kolkata is now under control, fire officials said. Officials added that elec...