‘Govt wants to end protest cul­ture’

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

San­jay Ku­mar, a so­cial worker, who has been sit­ting on dhar­nas, on and off, since 1996, joined a hand­ful of peo­ple sit­ting on the Par­lia­ment Street af­ter be­ing evac­u­ated from Jan­tar Man­tar on Mon­day. Ku­mar, who works as a news­pa­per hawker, termed the NGT de­ci­sion a “dan­ger to democ­racy”. “The gov­ern­ment is well aware of the fact that the peo­ple sit­ting on dhar­nas are re­ally poor and will not be able to af­ford the charges at Ramlila Maidan,” he said. Claim­ing that no pro­tester was will­ing to move to the Ramila Maidan, Ku­mar said, “The protesters eat at Gur­d­wara Bangla Sahib, which is a kilo­me­tre from here. There are trees and toi­lets here. How will peo­ple protest them­selves from the hot sun and the cold dur­ing peak sum­mers or win­ters at the Ramlila Maidan? Who will pro­vide them food?” he asked. “If there is no ac­cess to food and shade, who will protest be­yond one day? They just want to put an end to the cul­ture of protest in the Cap­i­tal,” Ku­mar added.

San­jay Ku­mar

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