Plea in Delhi HC for permission to hold protest against Xi

A plea was on Wednesday moved in the Delhi High Court seeking permission to hold peaceful protests tomorrow and day-after against visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping now here.

PTI| Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 21:12 PM IST

New Delhi: A plea was on Wednesday moved in the Delhi High Court seeking permission to hold peaceful protests tomorrow and day-after against visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping now here.

The petition has been filed by Rashi Jauhri, who claims to be a sympathiser of the people from Tibet and is also a member of Students for Free Tibet, against Delhi police's September 16 order declining permission to her and 30-40 others to hold a peaceful protest near Dhaula Kuan flyover here against President Xi.

Delhi Police had refused her permission to hold the protests citing security reasons.

The matter was mentioned before a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul which ordered it to be listed before the concerned single-judge bench.

Thereafter, the matter was listed before Justice Vibhu Bakhru but could not be taken up today and will be heard tomorrow.

Rashi has, in her petition filed through advocate Kamlesh Mishra, sought quashing of Delhi police' September 16 order as well as a permission allowing her and 30-40 others to hold protests against the visiting Chinese President at Dhaula Kuan on September 18 and 19.