Students protest at Mandi House against CAA, NRC

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/21/2020 12:59:43 AM

NEW DELHI, Jan 20 (Agencies): Hundreds of students marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register for Citizens.
Students, belonging to different universities, raised slogans demanding “azaadi” from the new citizenship law and carried posters which read “We stand united against CAA’, ‘Agar tum decent hote toh dissent ko samajhte’ (If you were decent, you would have understood dissent), ‘Secularism up, Communalism down down’.
They marched through Lutyens Delhi escorted by police while raising slogans.
The students also lauded protesters at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Millia Islamia, who have been on a sit-in against the CAA for a month.
Dinesh Kumar, research scholar at Ambedkar University, said, “The centre is being selective on which minority communities they will be giving citizenship to. Why is there a selective approach? Why is citizenship linked to religion here? What about atheists?”
Former Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union President N Sai Balaji led the march along with former JNU student Umar Khalid and student leader Kawalpreet Kaur.
“We urge the Supreme Court to scrap the unconstitutional CAA. We are protesting to save the Constitution,” Balaji said.



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