The event was organised to alert the community to protect the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution of India…. reports Asian Lite News
The Indian diaspora in Manchester organised a peaceful demonstration at Piccadilly Gardens to protest against the newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India.
The event was organised to alert the community to protect the secular principles enshrined in the Constitution of India. The protesters said the CAA will grant citizenship to illegal immigrants on the basis of their religion. The CAA along with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) aims to become a powerful tool to alienate Muslim refugees. A large number of them are being/will be forced into purpose-built detention camps being constructed by the Indian Government across the country.
Most of the protesters were alumni of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. They were also protesting against the atrocities by the Indian Police on University students from Jamia in New Delhi and AMU (Aligarh), as well as the growing Police violence on peaceful protestors in BJP ruled states such as Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
People of all backgrounds came together to provide their support and solidarity towards the unity, integrity and secular values of Democratic India.