Day in Pictures: Indians United against CAA-NRC

People all over the country took to streets defying section 144 to protest against the controversial citizenship Amendment Act and National Registry of citizens.

Eminent personalities, students, social activists and people from different walks of life took part in a rally here to protest against the new citizenship law and NRC.

Despite prohibitory orders and section 144 imposed in several parts of the country, people were undeterred and took it to streets on Thursday in huge numbers in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bhopal, Mangalore, Gulbarga, Varanasi to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National registry of Citizens (NRC).

Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, both BJP ruled states had section 144 across the state for from today to the next 3 days.

People were on streets in large numbers by 10 AM to express their dissent against the Act.

Most places, permission was granted and then withdrawn but people from all walks of life, hindu, muslim, sikh, Christian, students, activists, lawyers, rich, poor came to the protest venues defying the prohibitory orders.

In Bangalore, noted historian Ramachandra Guha was picked up by police while he was talking to media at Townhall during anti -CAA protests

In Gulbarga district, 40,000 people march to protest against the citizenship amendment act.

While in Delhi Swaraj Abhiyan leader and social activist Yogendra Yadav, Umar Khalid (social activist) was arrested early on. In Gujarat, social activist Jignesh Mewani was also arrested.

All over the country may prominent activists and common people were detained by the police.

Meanwhile , there were instances of internet shut down and closure of metro entry and exit points in Delhi leading to a traffic jam up to 10 Km.

While protests at Delhi, Bangalore, kalaburgi, Trichi were peaceful, there were instances of violence at places like Mangalore, where police shelled tear gas and lathi-charged the protestors.

Anti-CAA protests at Chennai

Police also used force in Lucknow and Hazratganj in UP when some vehicles were burnt.

Eminent personalities, students, social activists and people from different walks of life took part in a rally in Kolkata to protest against the new citizenship law and NRC.

Protests are continuing at jantar mantar in Delhi. By evening people started gathering in Chandigarh and Mumbai for anti CAA protests.

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