Around 20,000 muslim women participated in a protest rally organised by Dastoor Bachav Samiti (Save constitution committee) in Malegaon on Monday against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The massive protest saw women marching from Jamea-Tus-Swalehat Chowk to Shahidon Ki Yaadgar Chowk.
The protesters raised slogans against prime minister Modi and home minister Amit Shah and recited poet Faiz Ahmad’s poem Hum Dekhenge.
Addressing the rally, the convener of the organising committee and Janata Dal (Secular) corporator Shan-e-Hind, called for a “non-cooperation movement” to protest CAA and NRC on Republic Day.
Sultana Begum, the great granddaughter-in-law of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar also joins the rally.
“The Mughals rued over India for 800 years but never divided people on religious lines. That is why they could rule for so long. They did not change names of cities. So what gives the BJP government the right to change the names of cities and roads? And why is it only changing those which were named after Muslims?” she asked.
The protesting women also carry many placards which read powerful and harsh criticisms against Modi govt.
“My document has been stolen by the same thief who has stolen Rafale files,” a poster said.