Protest against CAA in Chennai
The protestors, including women and children, raised slogans against the implementation of CAA, NRC and NPR. The protestors blocked the interior streets of Old Washermenpet and the entrance of the Mint Bridge.The protesters demanded justice for the people who faced police brutality on Friday evening. The protest was very smooth yesterday but the police blamed us for instigating violence and brutally charged on us. More than 50 of our brothers are severely injured and we need justice for them,Send Asifa Begum, a protester in the spot.
The protestors have pressed a demand that action must be taken against the police personnel involved in the brutality on Friday evening. The CAA by nature excludes Muslims from gaining citizenship and it is a divisive law. Our protests will continue until we hear from the state government, Jawarullah, a protester. More than 100 people were detained during the protest and later the city police commissioner A K Viswanathan visited the spot and held talks with the protestors to withdraw their protest after which the people were released, police said.As the news began flooding on social networking sites, a large number of people began protesting in various places across the state.