Hundreds of protesters took to the Delhi streets to protest against NRC & CAA

Saurabh Kumar

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New Delhi: Hundreds of protesters, including students and civil society members, march onto the streets in central Delhi on Monday protesting against the amended citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens.

 

The protesters, carrying placards and banners of all sizes and colours, converged at Mandi House around 11 am and started marching towards Jantar Mantar. A large number of police and paramilitary personnel walked along with them.

 

Children as young as 10, senior citizens, civil society members university students and large number of women filled the streets and ran the length of central Delhi, shouting anti-CAA and anti-government slogans demanding to take NRC back.They carried the photographs of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and social reformer Savitribai Phule, and demanded that the government revoke the “black law”.

 

 

The wife of Dr Kafeel Khan, who was in September acquitted of all negligence and corruption charges in the Gorakhpur BRD Hospital tragedy, and brother of Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charges, also participated in the march taken out under the banner of Welfare Party of India.

 

 

Siraj Talib, the national secretary of the Welfare Party of India, said, “We are protesting against the CAA and NRC. We have permission, I have spoken to police and we are marching towards Jantar Mantar.” Umar Khalid former JNU student and a major face of anti government protest, in his address urged all the state government except BJP ruled state, to reject NPR also along with CAA & NRC.

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