Updated: February 3, 2015 3:38:40 am
The Pune city police have denied permission to organisers of the “Muslim Arakshan Parishad”, a public conference seeking reservation for Muslims, to hold the event on the open Golibar Maidan ground due to “security and traffic concerns”. Among other key speakers, Asaduddin Owaisi, MP and president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), was scheduled to address the conference on February 4.
Police have told the organisers — Maharashtra Action Committee and Mulniwasi Muslim Manch — that they may consider giving permission to the conference if it is conducted in a closed hall.
The organisers had filed an application at the Wanowarie police station on January 30, seeking permission to hold the conference on Golibar Maidan on February 4. Meanwhile, messages and pamphlets announcing the event were widely circulated.
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