Indian students wave an Indian flag and shout slogans during a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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A protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across India on Thursday, with students and teachers in at least 10 cities demanding the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges and accused of being anti-Indian.The demands for the student's freedom in the Indian capital were met by mobs of Hindu nationalists, including many lawyers, attacking students and accusing them of being anti-Indian.On Thursday, students in at least 10 Indian cities marched through the streets and denounced Kumar's arrest.In the southern city of Chennai, 40 students were arrested after they clashed with police.In Kolkata, police were on alert as two groups of students held rival rallies in the Jadavpur University campus. Student groups affiliated with the BJP demanded strict action against Kumar and others who they accused of being anti-Indian.
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