Anti-CAA protests in Delhi: Children, senior citizens, college students among hundreds who marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

Hundreds of protesters, including students and civil society members, poured onto the streets in central Delhi protesting against CAA, NRC

Press Trust of India February 10, 2020 16:00:35 IST
Anti-CAA protests in Delhi: Children, senior citizens, college students among hundreds who marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: Hundreds of protesters, including students and civil society members, poured onto the streets in central Delhi on Monday protesting against the amended citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens.

The protesters, carrying placards and banners of all sizes and colours, converged at Mandi House around 11 am and started marching towards Jantar Mantar.

A large number of police and paramilitary personnel walked along with them. "The protesters do not have permission to take out a march, but as long as they maintain peace, we do not have a problem," a police official said.

AntiCAA protests in Delhi Children senior citizens college students among hundreds who marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

Protestors hold placards during a protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar against the amended Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR in New Delhi. PTI

The protesters, however, claimed that they had the permission and would march till Jantar Mantar.

Children as young as 10, senior citizens, civil society members and university students filled the streets and ran the length of central Delhi, shouting anti-CAA and anti-government slogans. They carried the photographs of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and social reformer Savitribai Phule, and demanded that the government revoke the "black law".

The wife of Dr Kafeel Khan, who was in September acquitted of all negligence and corruption charges in the Gorakhpur BRD Hospital tragedy, and brother of Sharjeel Imam, arrested on sedition charges, also participated in the march taken out under the banner of Welfare Party of India.

AntiCAA protests in Delhi Children senior citizens college students among hundreds who marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

Protestors wearing Mahatma Gandhi's mask hold placards during a protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar. PTI

Siraj Talib, the national secretary of the Welfare Party of India, "We are protesting against the CAA and NRC. We have permission, I have spoken to police and we are marching towards Jantar Mantar."

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