Citizenship Act Protests: Protests In Delhi, Prayagraj, Mumbai

Taking cues from Citizenship Act protests at Delhi's Shaheen Bhagh area, a group of women in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj have started a sit in protest at Mansoor Ali park in the older part of the city.

Citizenship Act Protests: Protests In Delhi, Prayagraj, Mumbai

Thousands fo women have been protesting Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area against Citizenship Act.

New Delhi:

Taking cues from Citizenship Act protests at Delhi's Shaheen Bhagh area, a group of women in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj have started a sit in protest at Mansoor Ali park in the older part of the city. The women, who started the protest on Sunday afternoon, were also joined by students and leaders.

In Delhi, the protests are still on in Shaheen Bagh area where a large number of Muslim women, among others, have gathered eyeballs for their continuous protests.

In Mumbai, a group of students protested during India, Australia match at the Wankhede Crickete Stadium.

The group wore t-shirts with "No NRC, NO CAA" messages written on them.

Here are the Highlights on Citizenship Act protests:

Jan 14, 2020 21:11 (IST)
"Won't stop till the bill is taken back": Woman on hunger strike since past 15 days
Mehrunissa, a woman who is on hunger strike for the past 15 days, said that she won't step back till the time the law is not taken back by the government.

"This protest will continue, we won't stop till the time the bill is taken back. The High Court has said that we can protest. They want us to vacate that (a road near the protest place) road. But we can't, as they can pelt stones at us," she said.

Jan 14, 2020 21:07 (IST)
"Salute men": Woman, carrying her kids on lap, says men encouraged women
A women, carrying her two toddlers on her lap, says she is confident that the voices will be heard.

She says that men also have a big hand in the Shaheen Bagh Protest as they didn't stop their wives from participating in the protests.

She adds, "There's lot of power in people's voice, I am confident that the government will listen".

Jan 14, 2020 21:06 (IST)
Why can't BJP talk to us: Woman in Shaheen Bagh
A teacher, who says she's been coming to the Shaheen Bagh on a regular basis, says she's confident that the voices will be heard.

"I am teacher, I come here directly after my school. I have decided not to step back. The BJP is going door to door in Malviya Nagar but they are not coming here. No one from BJP came to talk to us despite only a 20 mins difference from here."  

Jan 14, 2020 21:04 (IST)
"Trying to send out a message of secularism": Youth in Shaheeh Bhagh
- "We are trying to send out a message of secularism, we had organised Gurbani (prayers in Sikh religion) and Pooja. Christians Also attended the prayers."  

- "We were silent on Triple Talaaq (bill) and Ram Mandir because that was limited to our religion only. However, we had to come out and protest when we saw that they were trying to divide the nation."


Jan 14, 2020 18:50 (IST)
"Urge PM Modi To Meet 56 Students": Protesters In Mumbai
"Modi Ji says he has 56 inch ka seena, we urge him to meet a group of 56 students. We will give a presentation and explain that CAA, NCR and NPR will destroy the Indian economy," a student who preotested against the CAA and NRC act in Mumbai's Wankhere Stadium said.

  

Jan 14, 2020 18:42 (IST)
"They are not letting people speak": Teen Protester
A 10th standard student, protesting against the Citizenship act, says: "They are trying to opress the people and not even letting them speak."



Jan 14, 2020 17:02 (IST)
Women's Protest In Shaheen Bagh

In Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, around 5000 women are staging indefinite sit-in protest at Prayagraj's Mansoor Ali Park. The women say they want to emulate Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests.
Jan 14, 2020 16:53 (IST)
Citizenship Act: Students Protest At Wankhede Stadium
A group of students is protresting at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. 

"We, the students of Mumbai are at Wankhede stadium for India v/s Australia match for peacefully showing our message, depicting, "No NPR, NO NRC and NO CAA".

We won't do anything apart from silently showing our msg which are written on our t-shirts

BCCI rule also affirm that you can convey your msg apart from commercial msgs," the group said.

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