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In Hyderabad for Anti-CAA Protest, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained

In Hyderabad for Anti-CAA Protest, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Detained

Hyderabad: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was in Hyderabad to address two anti-CAA gatherings, was on Sunday detained from Mehdipatnam as a 'preventive measure'.

"Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been arrested by Hyderabad police," a tweet on the leader's official Twitter handle read.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) students' union members had organised a protest programme against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NPC) on the occasion of Republic Day.

"Chandrashekhar Azad will address students over CAA along with several other issues that students are facing on campuses across the country," a report quoted a student union member as saying. They were also scheduled to read out the Preamble of the Constitution at the public meeting.

Azad also participated in a public meeting organised by the All India Dalit Muslim Adivasi Progressive Front at Crystal Garden in Mehdipatnam.