NEW DELHI: Security men muscled away a protester who heckled Indian Premier Manmohan Singh on Saturday as he was about to deliver a speech defending contentious reforms aimed at reviving a flagging economy.
The man, identified by state media as a Supreme Court lawyer, stripped down to his undershirt and trousers, stood on a table and shouted for the prime minister to "roll back" the liberalisation measures at an international legal conference.
Security men pulled the protester away and one security officer placed a hand over the man's mouth to muzzle his shouts as they removed him from the invitation-only event and detained him for questioning.
The prime minister waited for the man to be taken out of the conference before delivering his speech, in which he said India needed the reforms to restore confidence in the economy and attract much-needed foreign investment. (AFP)