Anti-CAA, NRC protest in Mumbai: Congress, NCP, other Opposition parties to lead outcry against 'discriminatory' Act at August Kranti Maidan today

  • These parties have come together under a front, called Hum Bharat Ke Log, which will hold a protest at the August Kranti Maidan in the city.

  • It dubbed the newly amended Citizenship Act and NRC as 'unconstitutional and discriminatory'.

  • Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JDS, Peasants and Workers Party of India, Muslim League and various citizen organisations will also take part in the protest.

Mumbai: The Congress, NCP and various other parties have formed a front and are organising a protest in Mumbai on Thursday against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Thursday.

These parties have come together under a front, called Hum Bharat Ke Log, which will hold a protest at the August Kranti Maidan in the city, a release issued by the front said.

 Anti-CAA, NRC protest in Mumbai: Congress, NCP, other Opposition parties to lead outcry against discriminatory Act at August Kranti Maidan today

Representational image. ANI

It dubbed the newly amended Citizenship Act and NRC as "unconstitutional and discriminatory".

Besides the Maharashtra units of Congress and NCP, the Samajwadi Party, CPI, CPM, JD(S), Peasants and Workers Party of India, Muslim League and various citizen organisations will also take part in the protest.

The front, in its release, said 19 December is historically significant as it was in this day in 1927 that freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqullah Khan and Roshan Singh went to the gallows.

They symbolise the rich heritage of the country's freedom struggle and communal harmony led by Mahatma Gandhi and other national leaders, it said.

"The Constitution, drafted by Dr BR Ambedkar, is being violated and is under attack. This is the reason that the entire country has chosen this day to condemn the
unconstitutional and divisive laws of the BJP government," it said.

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Updated Date: Dec 19, 2019 11:01:26 IST