Historian Ramchandra Guha on has been detained by Bengaluru Police while he was protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Guha was detained when he went to participated in a protest at the Town Hall in the city, where Section 144 of CrPC is in place. Section 144 prohibits the gathering of more than four persons. The prohibitory orders have been clamped in the backdrop of the protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. The orders in Bengaluru would be in force for three days starting from 6 AM on Thursday morning to December 21 at midnight.
"I have been detained by police for holding a poster of Gandhi and speaking about the constitution to the press," Ram Guha was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Earlier in a series of tweets, the historian reiterated Mahatma Gandhi's vow in 1919, in which he had asked his compatriots, Hindus, and Muslims, to behave like children of the same parents.
"A vow Gandhi asked his compatriots to take in 1919: "With God as witness, we Hindus & Muslims declare that we shall behave towards one another as children of the same parents, that we shall have no differences, that the sorrows of each will be the sorrows of the other.
"...and that each shall help the other in removing them. We shall respect each other's religion and religious feelings and shall not stand in the way of our respective religious practices. We shall always refrain from violence to each other in the name of religion," he tweeted.
"Let's take this vow afresh and resolve to keep it: in Jamia, in Varanasi, in Aligarh, in Mathura, in Meerut, in Srinagar, in Jammu, in Guwahati, in Murshidabad, and everywhere else in India too," he added.
Meanwhile, the ban in Mangaluru would be for two days from Thursday morning till Saturday midnight, the commissioners of police of the two cities said in their separate orders. No one will be allowed to carry out protests, demonstrations, burst crackers or display weapons, the orders said.