Bhim Army chief arrives in Delhi after Hyderabad police sends him back

Chandrashekhar Azad
Chandrashekhar Azad later formed the Azad Samaj Party in March 2020 to take part in electoral politics

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad arrived in Delhi on Monday (January 27) morning after he was put on a flight by police in Hyderabad.

He was detained while he was on his way to take part in an anti-CAA and anti-NRC event in Hyderabad. Aazad, who landed in Delhi shortly after 9 am, said police had denied demonstrators the right to protest and alleged that they had been beaten up.

Taking it to Twitter, the Dalit leader said, “Promising to be back soon,” adding that Bahujan society would never forget the insult.

“In Telangana, dictatorship is at its peak, peoples right to protest is being snatched, first our people were lathi-charged, then I was arrested, now I am being taken to the airport and are sending me to Delhi. Remember Bahujan society will never forget this insult. Will be back soon,” he tweeted, tagging the Telangana Chief Ministers Office.

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Aazad is unwell and will be taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, his aides said. If hes okay, the Dalit leader will go to Karnataka on Tuesday to address two rallies in Gulbarga and Bidar. He also plans to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of late journalist Gauri Lankesh on January 29 in Bangalore, they said.

Police in Hyderabad said there was no permission for the event on the Citizenship Amendment Act, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register that Aazad was supposed to address.

Azad’s detention came days after he was released from Tihar prison in Delhi following his arrest for allegedly inciting people during an anti-CAA protest.