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Thousands join anti-CAA protests in TN

PTI Chennai | Updated on February 19, 2020 Published on February 19, 2020

A section of anti-CAA protesters in Chennai on Wednesday. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan   -  The Hindu

A large number of anti-CAA protesters, a majority of them Muslims, held a massive protest against the amended Citizenship Act at Chepauk here, even as agitations were held across Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The protest call here was given by a collective of Muslim outfits.

Agitators carrying placards against CAA, NRC and NPR, besides the Indian flag, converged at Chepauk as part of their original plan to lay seige to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, located inside the state Secretariat, and raised slogans against the amended law.

Scores of Muslim women joined the agitation here. The Muslim outfits in the state have demanded that the state Assembly adopt a resolution against the controversial legislation in the ongoing session, concluding tomorrow.

The Madras High Court had on Tuesday restrained the Muslim outfits from going ahead with their seige protest. Earlier, protesters converged at Chepauk here, resulting in traffic congestion at key points on the arterial Anna Salai.

Security was beefed up in and around the Secretariat.

Anti-CAA protests were held in Madurai and Tirunelveli too, with members of the Muslim community hitting the streets against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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Published on February 19, 2020
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