Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on India's 71st Republic Day

  • Various human rights, civil rights groups said it will hold protest rallies in several US cities on 26 January, demanding repeal of CAA

  • Indian Americans, would also hold protest rallies in front of the Indian Consulates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston

  • In Washington DC, the coalition will hold a rally from the premises near the Indian Embassy to the White House

Washington: A coalition of various human rights and civil rights groups has said it will hold protest rallies in several cities in the US on 26 January, demanding the repeal of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In Washington DC, the coalition will hold a rally from the premises near the Indian Embassy to the White House.

 Human rights groups to hold anti-CAA rallies in several US cities including New York, San Francisco, on Indias 71st Republic Day

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The group, mostly comprising Indian Americans, would also hold protest rallies in front of the Indian Consulates in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. "We demand that the Government of India immediately move Parliament to repeal CAA and immediately terminate its plans for an NPR and NRC," the group said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Indian-American Muslim Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Emgage Action, and Hindus for Human Rights on Friday announced to hold a Congressional briefing on the CAA at the US capitol on 27 January.

At the briefing, a panel of top experts from the US and India, including from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, will offer detailed analysis and perspective on CAA, organisers said.

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Updated Date: Jan 25, 2020 14:44:43 IST