Congress to stage silent 'satyagraha dharna' at Rajghat today to protest against police brutality during anti-CAA protests

  • Amid nationwide anti-CAA protests, Congress, led by party chief Sonia Gandhi, has decided to stage a silent protest at Rajghat on Monday

  • Former president Rahul Gandhi, party's general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are likely to participate in the 'satyagraha dharna'

  • Congress is up against the government for using 'brute' force against 'silent and peaceful' protesters across the country

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

 Congress to stage silent satyagraha dharna at Rajghat today to protest against police brutality during anti-CAA protests

File image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. News18

Top leaders of the party including its former president Rahul Gandhi and its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are likely to participate in the 'satyagraha 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 leaders initially decided to hold the protest at Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, on Sunday but later postponed it to Monday as permissions for the same were yet to be obtained from the authorities, the sources added.

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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 23, 2019 10:22:37 IST