A lawyer shouts slogans during a protest outside the Patiala House court in New Delhi, India. February 17, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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Dozens of lawyers, many with links to India's ruling nationalist party, Wednesday attacked protesters who have been demanding the release of a university student leader arrested under colonial-era sedition laws.The clashes began shortly before a court hearing for Kanhaiya Kumar, the president of the students' union at the country's premier Jawaharlal Nehru University. Since the arrest of Kumar, the student leader, last week, students and faculty have staged sporadic protests demanding his release and accusing the government of crushing all dissenting voices.
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