New Delhi: Just hours before his deadline to leave the city, Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar Azad landed at Jama Masjid in old Delhi with a copy of the Constitution on Friday afternoon.
Sitting on the steps of the iconic mosque with those protesting against the CAA and NRC, the Bhim Army Chief read out the preamble of the Constitution.
Calling for repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act, which he termed as a "black act", he said nothing is more important than keeping the country together.
“This (anti-CAA) movement is for the future of this country, for our identity and to uphold the Constitution. It is our responsibility to strengthen it,” he told the crowd.
Loudspeakers outside the mosque made the announcement that while people should raise their voice, there should not be any stone pelting or arson.
The Bhim Army chief will also visit the Karbala at Jor Bagh and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. He had sought special permission from the court for the visit.
Last month, Azad was arrested by the Delhi Police after his outfit had organised a march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against the amended Citizenship Act and was in judicial custody since December 21.
A Delhi court granted bail to Bhim Army Chief on Wednesday on the condition that he leave the national capital for the next four weeks. The judge barred him from Delhi for the next one month and asked him to stay in Saharanpur.
He was also asked not to participate in any protests in this time period, with the judge saying special circumstances warranted these special conditions (With inputs from agencies)
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