Mumbai Police files four FIRs against people involved in Gateway of India protest

The spontaneous protests were organised by Mumbaikars at Gateway of India after reports of alleged mob attacks at JNU hostel, in which 34 people were injured, surfaced

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After the two-day long protest at the Gateway of India, the protests were called off by the students on Tuesday, January 7. Following this, Mumbai Police filed four FIRs against people involved in protests against the recent attacks against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on January 5. 

The spontaneous protests were organised by Mumbaikars at Gateway of India after reports of alleged mob attacks at JNU hostel, in which 34 people were injured, surfaced. The FIRs have been filed at the Colaba and MRA Marg police stations against the organisers and some participants in the protest. This also consists of a woman who was seen holding a placard with 'Free Kashmir' written on it.

According to reports, a case of unlawful assembly and holding protests without permission has been registered against Suvarna Salve, a leader of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice, Firoz Mithiborwala, and Umar Khalid along with various others, for the Gateway of India protests.

The gathering had turned into a sit-in and continued till Tuesday morning after it had begun began at midnight on Monday.

According to reports, one of the two FIRs filed at MRA Marg Police Station is against a group of ABVP students for protesting at the Hutatma Chowk on January 6 evening, whereas the second is against the students who marched from Hutatma Chowk to the Gateway of India despite not receiving the permission for the same.

So far, Mumbai Police has made no arrests regarding the cases and the police had taken suo moto cognisance of the protests in the city.

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