Bassi appeals to protestors to ‘demonstrate peacefully’

New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday appealed to protestors to demonstrate peacefully so that the law and order situation is not hampered.

“It’s my appeal to everybody who wants to exercise his rights of assembling peacefully that it should not impact public order. So, I will urge everybody, who is planning to demonstrate against anyone on any issue, should come to Jantar Mantar,” Bassi told the media here.

“In this case, they had gone to that spot much earlier. They stayed there for almost three hours, broke through the barricades and tried to reach the RSS office. My officers, who were on the spot claimed that whatever action was taken was legitimate. I don’t want to come to any conclusion. Let the Joint CP give me a report. Then, I will see,” he added.

Scores of students from different political wings on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Delhi Police headquarters against an incident of alleged cop brutality with students protesting outside the RSS headquarters in Jhandewalan with regard to the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

Students from the All India Students’ Association (AISA), Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) protested shouting slogans against the Delhi Police.

The Delhi Police is facing their ire after a two-day-old video surfaced showing men in police uniform, and even in civil dress, ruthlessly beating up some students.

The students targeted in the video were reportedly protesting against the tragic death of Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Vemula. (ANI)