Dehradun, Dec 15 (ANI): A large number of people gathered under the banner of Muslim Service Organisation here on Sunday and marched in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019.
“The CAA is not acceptable at any cost. The government should immediately take back this decision. We will also conduct a padayatra from Dehradun to the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi,” said Saddam Qureshi, general secretary of the Muslim Service Organisation.
The CAA seeks to grant Indian citizenship to refugees from Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India on or before December 31, 2014.
Three people have died so far while 27 suffered injuries in the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in the state.
The information was provided by the government-run Guwahati Medical College Hospital where injured were given treatment.
Protests broke out in many parts of Assam and North-East following the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Parliament and it later became an Act thereupon after Presidential assent on December 12.
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Congress on Sunday staged a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 in front of Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station.
The agitation was led by Congress leader MM Hassan and a number of party workers were also present and raised slogans against the Act.