Students protest against CAA, NRC at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during first ODI between India and Australia

Members of the group Mumbai against CAA protested at the stadium, wearing white T-shirts and holding banners with slogans against the amended citizenship law, NRC and NPR

Press Trust of India January 14, 2020 21:57:29 IST
Students protest against CAA, NRC at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during first ODI between India and Australia
  • A group of students held protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed NRC during the first ODI between India and Australia in Mumbai on Tuesday.

  • Wearing white t-shirts, the students held banners that read 'No CAA', 'No NPR' and 'No NRC'

  • They, however, left before the end of Indian innings at the Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai: A group of students held protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) during the first ODI between India and Australia in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Wearing white t-shirts, the students held banners that read 'No CAA', 'No NPR' and 'No NRC'. They, however, left before the end of Indian innings at the Wankhede Stadium. They belonged to a group called Mumbai Against CAA.

Students protest against CAA NRC at Mumbais Wankhede Stadium during first ODI between India and Australia

File image of Wankhede Stadium. Sportzpics

"There were 26 persons in total and they were sitting in the Vijay Merchant Pavilion side. They themselves vacated the stadium as Indian wickets were falling in a heap," Fawad Ahmad, who belongs to the group, said.

Social media was abuzz that people wearing black clothing were not allowed inside the stadium by security guards fearing protests, but a senior Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Apex Council official claimed that no such diktat was issued.

"There was no diktat about any colour, no posters of any sort were permitted inside the stadium as it was the instruction from the local police," the MCA member said.

In the first game, India opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a half-century before Australia pulled things back to bowl India out for 255.

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