Indian police ban rape protests in central New Delhi

As the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N party his election was considered certain in the two-man race

Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain the 12th president of Pakistan, state PTV reported.

Indian police on Sunday banned protests in central New Delhi following a wave of violent demonstrations over the savage gang-rape of a medical student last weekend, an official statement said.

Areas close to the president's residence and the parliament have been declared off-limits to protesters, the statement said, a day after police tear-gassed, baton-charged and fired water cannon on demonstrators.

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