Chennai police arrested a TN leader for inciting IIT-M students to protest!

While the students of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have been staging protests against the biased amendment of the Citizenship Act, the Kotturpuram police department of Chennai had handcuffed a leader of Tamil organization under the alleged accusations of provoking the students of the institute to camp the protests with the view of fueling the stir and the unrest.

The reports say that the arrested man was identified as Ilanthamizhar Iyakkam coordinator Senthil and he belongs to Trichy district. He was detained on Wednesday night and charged for organizing the students to voice against the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

The Students of IIT Madras protesting against the amended Citizenship Act


Along with him, the police department had filed a case against three others - Aadhavan who is a research scholar at Madras University, Aravindhan, a 26-year-old Masters student of Annamalai University and Sivaprakasam, a 24-year-old Masters student at the World Tamil Research Center in Taramani, Chennai for allegedly staging protests and inciting the students towards protesting against the act.

The students of the Madras University hold the placards during the protest


After being detained, the police had filed the case against them under the grounds of Sections 143 and 145 (unlawful assembly) and Section 41 of the Madras Police Act for causing a nuisance. The arrests of these men came at the same time when the Chennai police department had detained the batch of students of the Madras University who were camping series of protests in the premises against the amendment of the Citizenship law. After being detained, they were allegedly brought outside of the premises taken to Triplicane police station which is close to the university and hours later they were acquitted after the police had obtained their names at the station.

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