Renowned historian Ramchandra Guha was arrested on Thursday in protest against the CAA and NRC along with Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav and several others.
Guha was detained at Townhall in Bengaluru and Yadav was detained at Red Fort in New Delhi while participating in rallies opposing the Citizenship Act (CAA) and National Citizens ' Registers (NRC).
In a tweet, Yadav said, “I have just been detained from Lal Qila. About a thousand protesters already detained. Thousands on the way. Am told we are being taken to Bawana.”
“It is an honour to be detained on 19th of December, a small tribute to Ashfakulla Khan and Ramprasad Bismil. Happy to be in the company of Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, ex-MP, Patiala,” tweeted again.
“I know many of our mates are being detained, despite that many have gathered here. The citizenship of this country cannot be divided and this is our protest call today,” Yadav added.
Ramchandra Guha termed his detention “absolutely undemocratic”.
“This is undemocratic detention. The police are not even allowing peaceful protests,” Guha said.
Unprecedented protests were witnessed across the country against CAA, with the Internet suspended in several states including Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura.
Three people have died so far in Assam police firing and a total of five people have died in state protests linked to anti-CAA.
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