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Ramchandra Guha, Mahatma Gandhi's biographer, detained by police for protesting against CAA, NRC, India

Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 12:00 AM
category: politics locale: india views: 11557

BENGALURU, India: Noted historian and famous biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, along with many others were detained on Thursday for staging a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registry of Citizenship (NRC) at the Town Hall in Bengaluru, in defiance of the prohibitory orders imposed in the city.

He was taken away by police personnel and led to a vehicle parked nearby. Police said the protesters violated prohibitory orders clamped in the city against any protest or demonstration. Reacting to his detention, Guha said it was "absolutely undemocratic" that police were not allowing even a peaceful protest, which is the democratic right of the citizens.

Tweet: #WATCH Karnataka: Police detained historian Ramachandra Guha during protest at Town Hall in Bengaluru, earlier toda... — ANI (@ANI)

Other political parties including Communist Party of India (CPI), Indian National Congress (INC), Trinamool Congress (TNC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also staged demonstrations in different cities against the CAA and NRC.

It's been a week since the protest are going on againt CAA and NRC in India. Stundents have become the forefront of these protests where police were detained in a number of universities of India and study sessions were suspended.


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