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11 Oct 2020 | 07:37 PM UTC

India: Protesters to gather in Delhi October 12

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) calls for protest in Delhi on October 12; anticipate disruption

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Dehli

Event

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has called for a demonstration in Delhi on Monday, October 12, to show solidarity for farmers who have been protesting recently passed agricultural legislation. Participants are scheduled to gather at the Jantar Mantar from 11:00 (local time).

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

Demonstrations have been ongoing since the government introduced three agricultural ordinances in June; two of the three pieces of legislation were passed through the upper house of the Indian Parliament on Sunday, September 20, and were later given assent by the President, Ram Nath Kovind.

Advice

Those in Delhi are advised to avoid any protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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