Citizenship Amendment Act protests enter 21st consecutive day in India. Different cities in India continue to protest against the controversial Citizenship Law despite new year celebrations.
In New Delhi, protests held in different localities including Shaheen Bagh and Jamia University.
Citizenship Amendment Act protests
Specially, the India Gate in New Delhi protest turned historic. The agitators sang the poem ‘Hum Dekhenge’ of legendary Pakistani poet Faiz Ahamed Faiz’s.
Moreover, they pledged to defend the Constitution.
At the Jamia Millia Islamia, students and civil society members were carrying the tricolour flag and banners.
They gathered on the road outside the university.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker and her co-star Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub attended a public meeting.
They expressed solidarity with protesters outside the university and lauded protestors’ efforts in continuing the agitation.
While speaking on the occasion, Bhasker said we have woken up late, but now we have woken up.
She lauded protesters. She said they had woken up the entire country.
Furthermore, Swara Bhasker termed the Citizenship Amendment Act as a targeted law.
However, Indians began new year with unabated protests.
Hundreds of people including women in South Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh staged a strong protest against the new law.
They were holding placards inscribed with slogans “No to Citizenship Act” and “We the people of India want a new Prime Minister”.
Indian diaspora in the United States also held a protest rally against the new law.