Asma Khatun, Bilkis, Sarwari, the three “Dadis” of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will lead the anti-CAA protests to Rajbhavan, the official residence of Kerala governor on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The protest termed “Occupy Rajbhavan” is being organized by the state unit of Welfare Party against the CAA, proposed nationwide NRC, and NPR.
The blockage of Kerala Raj Bhavan has also acclaimed relevance due to the pro CAA stand of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and his recent confrontation with the Kerala Government. Arif Mohammad Khan on Friday, in an indirect criticism of Shaheen Bagh protestors, said people sitting on roads and disrupting normal life to force their opinion on others is a form of terrorism.
Thousands of activists from various districts will join the agitation on February 25 and 26.
Organizers told that the people of India have come together to protest against the idea of demolishing India’s idea of diversity.
“The nationwide agitation against the amendment of the citizenship law is entering a new phase. The central government is trying to unilaterally impose the law instead of democratically addressing the concerns raised by the public. In this scenario, more powerful protests must emerge”, WPI president Hameed Vaniyambalam said.
Through this agitation, Raj Bhavan is going to be blocked continuously for 48 hours, he added.
National and local politicians who will be addressing the gathering include Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC President Mullappally Ramachandran, Muslim League National General Secretary PK Kunjalikutty MP, K Muraleedharan MP, Benny Behanan MP, Dr. SQR Ilyas, WPI national president KPA Majeed, MM Hassan, Adoor Prakash MP, K.P. Ambujakshan, VT Abdullakkoya, Thodiyoor Mohammed Kunju Moulavi, Dr. Ansar Abubakar, Shibu Baby John, C. P John, Johnny Nellore, Lathika Subhash, Thampan Thomas, Dr. SP Udayakumar, MK Manoj Kumar, Murali Naga, Dr. Devika, KP Sasi, Bhasurendra Babu and T. Peter, Asif Iqbal and Hameed Vaniyambalam