India citizenship law: 100,0000 attend Hyderabad protest
More than 100,000 protesters have taken part in a peaceful march in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, chanting slogans against Narendra Modi’s new citizenship law. The protest, labelled the Million March, was organised by an umbrella group of Muslim and civil society organisations…
Demonstrators were still entering the protest site late on Saturday afternoon, according to a Reuters witness, despite police saying no march would be allowed and that permission had only been granted for a 1,000-person gathering.
The Indian government has faced weeks of acrimonious and, at times, violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Modi’s government in December. The Hyderabad protesters held placards with slogans including “withdraw CAA immediately”, and “India’s only religion is secularism”. The Reuters witness said the protest remained peaceful, and estimated that more than 100,000 people were in attendance.…
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- 102-year-old freedom fighter tells anti-Citizenship Act rally: Save nation (Jan 4, 2020, The Telegraph)