Police Trying to Evict Protesting Bhagana Dalit Families from Jantar Mantar

In the morning of 4 June, the day 16th Parliament was scheduled to begin its first session, police in large numbers encircled all protesters at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, and forcibly evicted them. Police demolished the tents put up by dozens of families from Bhagana staging in a day and night sit-in since weeks. They were told to leave immediately as ‘the Parliament will start its sessions from today’.

Similar treatment was met with many other protesters. They are now sitting in open in scorching summer. AISA and JNUSU called for an immediate protest before Parliament Street police station same day against forceful eviction of peaceful demonstrators of Bhagana.