TDN World Desk: On Thursday historian Ramachandra Guha was detained as he took part in a peceful rally against the amended Citizenship Act and NRC held at the iconic Town Hall in Begaluru. Reacting to Guha’s detention Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the central government is afraid of students and “India’s most accomplished historian”.

Extending her full support to the Hostorian Ramachandra Guha, who was dragged by police when he was talking to a national media, Mamata said via twitter, “This government is scared of students. This government is scared of one of India’s most accomplished historians for speaking to the media on #CAB #NRC and holding a poster of GandhiJi. I condemn the detention of Ram Guha. We extend our full solidarity to all those detained.”

Today during a peaceful participation in a anti CAA and NRC rally Mr Guha was detained.

“I have been detained by police for holding a poster of Gandhi and speaking about the constitution to the press,” Ramachandra Guha told NDTV.