Having received official permission from the City police to stage a protest, TS-AP Joint Action Committee (JAC) along with other organizations, is holding the “Million March” rally at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park on Saturday from 2 pm – 5 pm.
Thousands of people participated in a massive march here on Saturday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
The ”Million March” against CAA, National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) drew huge crowds from twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and surrounding districts.
Roads around Indira Park in the heart of the city were teeming with thousands of men, women, and children carrying Indian flags, banners and placards and raising slogans against the Narendra Modi government.
The protest organized by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Joint Action Committee (JAC), comprising 40 Muslim and Dalit organizations brought traffic to halt on the main roads at Indira Park and Hussain Sagar lake, which connect the twin cities.
Citizens from various walks of life joined hands to participate in the march, so far the biggest protest against the CAA in Hyderabad.
Traders, lawyers, software engineers, other professionals, students, activists, and housewives converged at Dharna Chowk near Indira Park where police had made elaborate security arrangements.
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Shops and business establishments were closed in parts of Hyderabad as the businessmen and traders turned out to participate in the march. Several educational institutions had also declared a holiday.
The participants were raising slogans like ”Inquilab zindabad”, ”Tanashahi nahi chalegi”, and ”we reject NRC”.