Sonia Gandhi to lead Congress in silent protest against Citizenship Amendment Act at Rajghat on Sunday; Rahul, Priyanka likely to attend

  • The Congress, led by party interim chief Sonia Gandhi, has decided to stage a silent protest at Rajghat on Sunday afternoon

  • The decision to hold the silent protest was taken at a meeting of top party leaders at Sonia Gandhi's residence on Saturday evening, they said

  • The sources, however, said the party was yet to get permission for holding the protest at Rajghat: a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

New Delhi: Amid nationwide agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the Congress, led by party interim chief Sonia Gandhi, has decided to stage a silent protest at Rajghat on Sunday afternoon demanding protection for the Constitution and the rights of people as enshrined in it.

 Sonia Gandhi to lead Congress in silent protest against Citizenship Amendment Act at Rajghat on Sunday; Rahul, Priyanka likely to attend

File image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

Top leaders of the party including its former president Rahul Gandhi and its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are likely to participate in the 'satyagrah dharna' till the evening, sources said.

The decision to hold the silent protest was taken at a meeting of top party leaders at Sonia Gandhi's residence on Saturday evening, they said.

The sources, however, said the party was yet to get permission for holding the protest at Rajghat: a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

The Congress is up against the government for using "brute" force against "silent and peaceful" protesters across the country and for "stopping" people from holding demonstrations against the new citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), proposed to be imposed across the country.

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2019 20:55:23 IST