Bassi preaches lesson on right to protest

New Delhi, Feb. 2 (ANI): In a lesson to protesting students who alleged manhandling by policemen Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday quoted American jurist Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as saying – ‘Your liberty to swing your fist ends just where my nose begins’.

“Right to protest coexists with what Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr said -The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins,” he said in a tweet.

His reaction came after a video showing male police constables ‘assaulting’ protesters including women demonstrators, protesting over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula near the RSS head office here, went viral. The video triggered sharp reactions over social media.

In the 30-second clip, apart from police, some men who are not in uniform can also be seen beating up a youth. A constable is seen dragging a female protester by her hair and pushing her down. (ANI)

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