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Quit India Day: Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi detained over silent protest in Mumbai

According to police, Tushar Gandhi and activist Teesta Setalvad were planning to take out a silent march from Girgaum Chowpatty to August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai.

Reported By : Atul Singh Edited By : Nivedita Dash
Mumbai
Updated on: August 09, 2023 10:34 IST
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Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Tushar Gandhi was on Wednesday morning detained by Santacruz Police following his participation in a silent march protesting against the Maharashtra government's programme.

According to police, Tushar Gandhi and activist Teesta Setalvad were planning to take out a silent march from Girgaum Chowpatty to August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. Police had already given notice of Section 151 to Tushar Gandhi and Teesta Setalvad.

Chief Minister Shinde and Ajit Pawar have reached Hutatma Chowk to participate in the government work named "Meri Mati Mera Desh".

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