Recently, the entire nation has been in a tense state due to the unrest following the Amendment to the Citizenship Act. People have taken to the streets to protest against the Amendment in many parts of the country, and the police have tried their best to suppress this dissent, that too with lethal use of force.
On the other hand, the police stood as a mute spectator as a mob of 50 goons entered the campus of a national university (JNU) & beat up students over and above vandalising hostel property.
If protesting peacefully is a fundamental right, why is the police being able to suppress dissent?
In this episode of SO Basically, we dig deeper to answer this question.
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