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    Delhi Police-Lawyers Clash: Assam IPS Association Condemns Violence Against Cops

    The IPS Association on Twitter expressed solidarity "with those police personnel subjected to physical assault and humiliation"

    The Indian Police Service (IPS) associations across the country have condemned the violence against on-duty policemen at the Tis Hazari court complex in Delhi.

    The Assam chapter of the IPS on November 5th, 2019 was the latest to add its support for the policemen. The Assam IPS Association took to Twitter to condemn the incident and expressed solidarity “with those police personnel subjected to physical assault and humiliation.”

    “We strongly condemn the violence unleashed on our brethren of the @DelhiPolice. We stand in solidarity with the injured personnel & their families and urge that the Rule of Law is upheld and the guilty brought to book,” Assam IPS Association wrote on Twitter.

    Former Mumbai Police Commissioner, Satya Pal Singh appealed to the top brass of the Delhi Police to stand in solidarity with the protesting personnel.

    An ugly scuffle broke out between lawyers and Delhi Police personnel over parking issues in the Tis Hazari Court Complex on November 2nd, 2019. Later the heated argument escalated, leading to violence and arson in which 21 vehicles, private bikes were set on fire and vandalised. 

    Two days after the violent clash between the Delhi Police and lawyers at Tis Hazari Court complex, several videos of lawyers manhandling the Delhi police at Saket and Karkardoma courts were doing the rounds on social media. The lawyers alleged that the police opened fire at them first.

    Union minister Kiren Rijiju appealed everyone not to take the law into hands.

    Photo credit: @dr_satyapal


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