India outrages over people arrested for mounting Prime Minister posters

India’s opposition parties are outraged over the arrest of nearly two dozen people accused of putting up posters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

With India reeling under a vicious second wave of the coronavirus, Modi opened up vaccinations for all adults from May 1.

Ammasively, the move doubled the number of those eligible to an estimated 800 million.

Severe shortage of vaccines has hampered the drive, angering people who had watched India export and donate vaccines to other nations.

More than 66 million COVID-19 shots were earlier this year to nearly 100 nations around the world.

As of Monday, as many as 17 first information reports (FIRs) were registered in the capital under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and state laws, including the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.

Since most of these charges are bailable, many of those arrested have been released on bail.

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