61-year-old historian dragged by police while interacting with media persons in Bengaluru where govt has banned large gatherings under Section 144 of CrPC
Bengaluru : As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) continue across India, historian Ramachandra Guha was detained during a protest at Town Hall in Bengaluru on Thursday morning.
The 61-year-old was allegedly dragged by police while he was interacting with media persons in the city, where the government has banned large gatherings under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on Thursday till late in the night on December 21.
A video, uploaded on Twitter, shows Guha holding a poster that reads, ‘#CAA Against Constitution’, and the police taking him away.
Guha also condemned the government on Twitter, saying, “Dear Police Commissioner, your Government’s decision has brought disgrace to this “international destination”. This was to be a peaceful protest by citizens who wish to uphold the values of our constitution. You have used a colonial-era law to suppress us and our voices.”
Meanwhile, prominent social activist Yogendra Yadav was also detained at Delhi’s Red Fort on Thursday during the ongoing protest against the CAA.
Yadav posted a selfie from the police van and tweeted, “I have just been detained from Lal Quila. About a thousand protesters already detained. Thousands on the way. Am told we are being taken to Bawana.”