Police lathicharge crowd at Narendra Modi's fast venue

  • PTI, Ahmedabad
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  • Updated: Sep 18, 2011 18:11 IST
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    Mallika Sarabhai walks with police women after being detained along with some Gujarat riots victims in Ahmedabad.

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    Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi greeted by a muslim leader during the second day of his fast in Ahmedabad.

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    A priest presents a flag to Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi during the second day of his fast in Ahmedabad.

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    Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, with BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, on the second day of his 72 hour fast at the Gujarat University convention hall ...

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    Supporters rush to the hall to meet Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi, sitting on the second day of his fast in Ahmedabad.

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    Members of the royal family greet Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on the second day of his 72 hour fast at the Gujarat University convention ...

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    BJP activists perform a 'havan' in support of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, in Patna.

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    Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holding banners and flags during their three hour fast to support Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's three-day 'Sadbhavna' fast ...

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    Maharashtra Muslim Manch activists participating in a "Sadbhawna Upwas" in support of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's fast, at Juhu beach in Mumbai.

On the second day of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi's Sadbhavana fast, police detained about 10 victims of 2002 riots ahead of their planned protest rally against Modi's fast in Naroda.

The police here baton-charged crowd after it tried to gain entry inside the Gujarat University Convention Centre, the venue where Modi is observing fast since yesterday.

People have been pouring in at the venue since early morning today from across the state, police said.

A huge crowd of over 2000 people had gathered at the main entrance gate causing chaos and making it difficult for the police to handle the situation.

According to police, entry for common public to the venue is allowed only through one small gate and a huge number of people stormed it to gain entry inside the centre.

To disperse the crowd, police shoved the people and opened baton charge on them. Meanwhile, due to the sudden rush, couple of glass doors which were closed shattered.

Police said nobody was injured in the incident and the situation is under control.

Similar chaos was seen inside the convention hall where a large number of people had descended sending the organisers and volunteers in a tizzy.

More volunteers were brought in and situation was brought under control after half an hour.

 

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