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Police Detain Women Students Protesting in Solidarity with Palestinians in Hyderabad

A group of women students who had gathered to protest and show solidarity with Palestinians in Hyderabad were detained by police. These students, who had congregated near the B. R. Ambedkar statue close to Tank Bund, were raising slogans against Israel and its actions in Gaza. They held a placard reading “Long live Palestine.”

Police officers took the protestors into custody, explaining that the protest lacked proper permission. This protest marked the first demonstration in Hyderabad since the latest conflict between Israel and Palestine began, and it has sparked criticism from activists who argue it reflects a shrinking space for protests and police authoritarianism in Telangana.