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Water canons used against anti-Modi protesters in Delhi

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07 Feb 2013, 10:41 AM
Anti-Modi protesters clash with police
Anti-Modi protesters clash with police

New Delhi: Police on Wednesday used water canons and canes to disperse hundreds of students who turned violent while protesting near a prestigious Delhi University college against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's alleged role in 2002 riots in the state.
        
Students associated with AISA, AISF, DSU and SFI gathered outside the Sriram College of Commerce, where Modi gave a speech, at around 3 PM and tried scaling the barricades set up to prevent them from entering the college premises.
    
The protesters managed to cross the first barricade but were stopped at the second one just before Gate number 3 of the college from where Modi's cavalcade entered.
    
"Modi is the overseer of 2002 riots in Gujarat and he should not have been allowed in Delhi University to address students," said Setu, a JNU student, associated with AISA.
    
"Around 6,000 farmers committed suicide in Gujarat and Modi's development card juxtaposes it. It is not justified that Delhi University has invited him for his lecture," DSU activist and Delhi University student Saurabh said.
    
A large number of police personnel, including women guards, were deployed near the SRCC. Police used water cannons and lathis to prevent the students from entering the college. The protesters later courted arrest.
    
Meanwhile, ABVP activists cheered the visit of Modi and Delhi BJP vice president Ramesh Bidhuri said "we carry a tradition to invite leaders to deliver lectures in our colleges so there is no point in protesting against Narendra Modi. Only anti-national powers do protest against Modi."

(Agencies)

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  • Satish Chandra07 Feb 2013, 00:00 AM

    (Jan. 31, 2013) India's nuclear forces were a big fat zero until I persuaded them to emplace India's nuclear warheads in U.S. cities. They are still a big fat zero having failed so far to have triggered the warheads. India's Dasyu population is profoundly hostile to the king of the Aryas -- myself, who is profoundly different from India's Dasyu population even in his looks -- and committed to everlasting slavery to whites whom they helped kill over ten million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 and have been helping in crimes against me for the past 36 years. Unless India's nuclear forces stop behaving like India's Dasyu population -- such as RAW and the head of DRDO who rules out building any missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads to the United States and is not worried that the satellite navigation the SLBM he just tested uses can be switched off by the Americans any time and that RAW provides the Americans with information on digital circuitry in India's weapons that can be used to disable them by microwave signals from satellites -- and trigger the warheads that are emplaced and destroy Washington, New York and RAW without further delay with an EXPLICIT warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed with warheads already emplaced in them if there is any retaliation, they will share the fate of India's Dasyu population. On January 5, 2004 I wrote about Indians "It is a thankless task to try to break their chains but I feel I should try". On October 19, 2012 I wrote "India's media, government and citizenry at large are willing participants in CIA-RAW's crimes against me and against India and deserve to be killed in their billions". India's nuclear forces can save themselves and India by steadfastly refusing to behave like India's Dasyu population. (Feb. 4, 2013) India's nuclear forces can bring the king of the Aryas back to India and suppress the Dasyu hordes that constitute India's government, media and citizenry at large participating in

  • Mishti Roy07 Feb 2013, 00:00 AM

    What about the 1984 Anti Sikh riot and other riots perpetuated by the ruling party from time to time? At least Modi has something to boast about - development in Gujarat is remarkable. with regard to farmer suicides several other states face it - it is reported by the media in some cases and quietly over looked in others. Several aspects need to be considered but economic progress is crucial for our country given the current global crisis. So give Modi a chance - he has proved himself and has not indulged in anti muslim bashing in recent years. If Congress could be forgiven for 1984, then why not Modi?