New Delhi, March 10: The Yamuna Bachao Yatra that was to enter the national capital Sunday decided camp outside Delhi at Sarai Khawaja in Faridabad.
“The rally has decided to stay overnight at Sarai Khawaja. Yatris will proceed to Delhi tomorrow (Monday),” Haresh Thenua, general secretary, Yamuna Rakshak Dal, told IANS.
“Delhi Police wanted us to come into Delhi tomorrow (Monday), while Haryana Police wanted us to move today (Sunday) only. After deliberation, we decided to camp here overnight,” he said.
“They are coming as per their schedule and will stay at a ground in Sarita Vihar tomorrow (Monday),” Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police Ajay Chaudhary told IANS.
“Only a limited number of people would be allowed to move towards central Delhi’s Jantar Mantar,” he said.
The Yamuna Bachao Andolan, in which hundreds of spiritual leaders and activists are marching towards Delhi from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh for the last one week, will see a protest outside parliament at Jantar Mantar to highlight the plight of the Yamuna river.
The marchers allege government apathy towards Yamuna river and failure to make the river pollution-free.