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Around 100-120 people holding a peaceful demonstration in the national capital to press their demand for a Manav Suraksha Kanoon (Masuka), or a law to protect people from mob lynchings, were detained on Wednesday.
The demonstrators, a motley group of lawyers, doctors, civil society activists, journalists and students of the Jamia Millia Islamia, had gathered at Vijay Chowk here.
According to a demonstrator, as soon as they gathered at Vijay Chowk, they were detained by the city police.
"It was a peaceful demonstration, yet police detained us.
Two women journalists were also manhandled," said a demonstrator.
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