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Delhi court allows Dalit leader Chandra Sekhar Azad to visit Delhi for medical and political purpose

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, accused of inciting people during an anti-CAA protest at Jama Masjid here last month, to visit Delhi for medical reasons and election purposes and told him to inform Delhi Police of his schedule.

Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau passed the directions while modifying the bail order of Azad in a case related to violent protests in the Daryaganj area on December 20. On the last Friday after the mass prayers, the Jama Masjid Imam who delivered a speech supporting the government on the new citizenship laws was reportedly pushed out of the mosque premises and the Bhim Army leader, Chandra Sekhar Azad was seen leading the anti-government protests with a mixed mob of Dalits and Muslims holding the Indian flag.

The court had restrained Azad from visiting Delhi for four weeks and directed him to not hold any ‘dharna’ till the elections in the national capital while granting him bail in the case. The court had directed the police to verify from the Election Commission whether Azad’s office in Delhi is an office of a political party and asked it to submit a report by Tuesday.


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