Ten lakh protesters have taken part in a peaceful march in Hyderabad, chanting slogans against ‘anti-Muslim’ Citizenship Amendment Act.
One Million March was organised by a Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Muslim and civil society organisations.
Following a call given by the JAC of around 40 Muslim and civil groups, people from all districts of Telangana and also from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka descended on the city to participate in the protest rally.
“It was a huge success, as people from all walks of life, including students from various universities and colleges, engineers, lawyers, doctors and people from the business community took part in the Million March. It was undoubtedly one of the largest demonstrations the city had ever witnessed in recent years,” JAC convenor and Tehreek-e-Muslim Shabban (TMS) president Mustaq Malik told HT.
The participants, holding tricolours, banners and placards saying “Revoke CAA, Reject NRC and NPR,” raised slogans against the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Slogans like “Stop Islamophobia” “We want Azadi,” and “Stop Dividing India” rent the air.
Many shops and business establishments in Hyderabad were shut to mark solidarity with protesters and the traders took part in the rally also.