Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani detained in Rajasthan, DCP says ‘Upar se order hai’

Jaipur:  Rajasthan police detained Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on his arrival at Jaipur airport.  The Dalit leader,  who had hit the headlines through crowd-catching campaign against the BJP during the Gujarat assembly elections,  was on his way  to Nagaur for addressing a public meeting.   He told presspersons  that he was detained for ‘no reason’. 

Mevani  was scheduled to speak on the Indian constitution and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Nagpur. “For urgent attention of media: today, immediately after I landed at Jaipur airport, few cops made me sign a letter saying MLA Jignesh Mevani’s entry is restricted in entire Nagor district of Rajasthan. I was going there to talk about Indian constitution and Baba Saheb Ambedkar”, said Mewani through a series of tweets.

"For urgent attention of media : today, immediately after I landed at Jaipur airport, few cops made me sign a letter saying MlA Jignesh mevani's entry is restricted in entire nagor district of Rajasthan. I was going there to talk about Indian constitution and Baba Saheb Ambedkar.   Now the DCP is saying u r not allowed to move around even in Jaipur and they are forcing me to fly back to Ahmedabad and also not allowing to hold even a press conference.."

Mewani  said that he asked the reason for his detention but was told ‘Upar se order hai’  (there are orders from higher ups). “For the past 2 hours, I am asking the on-duty DCP of Jaipur whether he has an order to restrict my movement he has no answer. He said ‘upar se bola hai’..he took away local Dalit activist’s mobile also. As per law, this is a case of legally confining me, if not kidnapping. Shame,” he said.

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