Students who protested at PM event arrested, released on bail

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Lucknow, Jan 22: Two students, who shouted slogans during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's convocation address at Babasaheb Bhimrao Amebdakar University (BBAU) on Friday, were arrested and released later on personal bonds.

Ram Karan, resident of Kaushambi and Amrendra Kumar Arya of Sant Kabir Nagar, both student of BBAU invited for LLM degree, were arrested under 151 CrPC (preventive arrest for breach of peace), Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rajesh Kumar Pandey said.

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Students protest at Modi's event

Both of them were later released on personal bonds, the SSP added.

As soon as the Prime Minister started his convocation speech, the two students stood up and started raising slogans like "Modi Go Back" and "Inqualab Zindabad", apparently protesting over the suicide of student Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad a few days back.

The security personnel immediately escorted them out of the auditorium and were taken to the police station.


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