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Iran-Hostages Return

January 24, 1981 students protested, the police made a Iathi-charge, chased the students and arrested, stripped and beat them up. Citizens who sheltered the fleeing students too were not spared. The vice- chancellor, however, told newsmen that he was neither aware of any police 'excesses' nor did he even know of the January 11 incident. Prior to this, in November, the Punjab police had shown their mettle by firing on students protesting against the increase in bus fares. The police action continued the following day and 800 students were arrested. Policemen went on a rampage in Patiala district sparing no one even remotely connected with the student activists.

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