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Police register cases against Delhi students protesting Modi

The Delhi police have registered cases against a group of people who staged a protest against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi outside the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) where he gave a keynote speech on development.

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Protests outside the college. PTI

The Hindu reported that a case has been registered under Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

Nine students were booked for breaking law and order during a protest against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi at Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce, police said on Thursday.

Leading the protest against Modi were students from the Left-leaning student organisations AISA, AISF, SFI and DSU.

Waving black flags and holding placards saying ‘Communal Modi, go back’, ‘strengthen the fight of Gujarat riot victims’, students tried to storm the venue where Modi was supposed to deliver his lecture.

Clashes between students and the police grew violent briefly with the police resorting to charging the protesters with batons when the barricade was breached. Police also used water cannons on the students twice.

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