Image of Asia: Protesting in front of water cannons in India

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Posted: Mar 02, 2016 8:57 AM
Image of Asia: Protesting in front of water cannons in India

In this photo by Altaf Qadri, a supporter of the opposition Congress Party holds a portrait of Indian independence leader and renowned pacifist Mohandas K. Gandhi as police use water cannons to stop thousands of protesters from marching through New Delhi's center to rally in front of the Indian Parliament. The crowd was protesting recent comments made in the assembly by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani suggesting that a university in the Indian capital was a hotbed of anti-national thought and activity. The university has been at the center of nationwide protests against the arrest of its student union leader on sedition charges.