- Title: Indians march on roads to condemn, support Citizenship law
- Date: 29th December 2019
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 29, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING BANNERS, POSTERS WALKING AND RAISING SLOGANS SUN SEEN THROUGH SPACE IN BETWEEN BRANCHES OF TREE/PROTESTERS WALKING AND RAISING SLOGANS FEET OF PROTESTERS PROTESTER, RAKHI TRIPATHI RAISING SINGING ALONG WITH OTHER PROTESTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER, RAKHI TRIPATHI, SAYING: "We are protesting against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), NRC (National Register of Citizens) and NRP (National Population Register) which is dividing the nation in terms of religion which is absolutely unethical, inhuman." NEW DELHI, INDIA (DECEMBER 29, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PERFORMERS WALKING IN A CIRCULAR MOTION, CLAPPING AND RAISING SLOGANS CUTOUT LETTERS ON BUILDING READING (English and Urdu) ' BAB-E MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD'/PEOPLE STANDING PERFORMERS STAGING STREET PLAY VARIOUS OF AUDIENCE WATCHING MORE OF PERFORMERS STAGING A STREET PLAY BAND ON FOREHEAD OF A WOMAN READING (English) 'WE WANT JUSTICE' (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDIAN FASHION DESIGNER, TARUN TAHILIANI, SAYING: "We are Indians, we are together, we are democratic and we are like this. Religion is not to be in a discussion ever. I am sorry that's what I have come here in solidarity of." PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (DECEMBER 29, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) BANNER IN HANDS OF PROTESTERS READING (Hindi) 'REMOVE NRC, SAVE CONSTITUTION'/PROTESTERS STANDING POSTER WITH PICTURES OF INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI AND INDIAN HOME MINISTER, AMIT SHAH READING (English) 'NRC REJECT, CAA RESIST' VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING PLACARDS, POSTERS AND INDIAN FLAGS WALKING BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 29, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PLACARD READING (Hindi) 'WE ARE VERY THANKFUL TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI'/SUPPORTERS OF CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT CARRYING A LONG CLOTH REPRESENTING INDIAN FLAG POSTER IN HANDS OF SUPPORTER READING (Hindi) 'WE WELCOME CAA'/SUPPORTERS RAISING SLOGANS SUPPORTERS INCLUDING, LEGISLATOR FROM INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY, RAMESHWAR SHARMA WITH INDIAN FLAGS AND PLACARDS, POSTERS WALKING AND RAISING SLOGANS VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS CARRYING LONG CLOTH REPRESENTING INDIAN FLAG AND WALKING INDIAN FLAGS, PLACARDS AND POSTERS IN HANDS OF SUPPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) LEGISLATOR, INDIA'S RULING BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY, RAMESHWAR SHARMA, SAYING: "India was their (persecuted minorities from neigbouring nations of India) country before, it is today and it will remain as well in the future. They will not only get Indian citizenship but if we say in words of Father (of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi) then India will also arrange their daily bread. The Indian government has obeyed the promises made by Father (Mahatma Gandhi) and (Bhimrao Ramji) Ambedkar so we are in support of the country." DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA (DECEMBER 29, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS CARRYING LONG CLOTH REPRESENTING INDIAN FLAG AND WALKING SUPPORTERS STANDING HOLDING INDIAN FLAGS AND PLACARDS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING INDIAN FLAGS, POSTERS WALKING AND RAISING SLOGANS
- Embargoed: 12th January 2020 15:06
- Keywords: BJP Citizenship Amendment Act Congress India Muslims New Delhi Pune protests
- Location: NEW DELHI/PUNE, MAHARASHTRA/BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH/ DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI/PUNE, MAHARASHTRA/BHOPAL, MADHYA PRADESH/ DEHRADUN, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001BC12L3J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Massive crowds came out on the roads on Sunday (December 29) condemning and as well supporting a new Citizenship law as they took part in marches across India.
While protesters in Indian capital city, New Delhi and western Pune city marched on the roads raising slogans with placards, posters and flags, a street play was performed outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University to condemn the government.
A protester, Rakhi Tripathi said the Citizenship Amendment Act was unethical and inhuman as it divided the nation on the basis of religion.
In central Bhopal and northern Dehradun cities, supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and CAA carried long cloths representing the Indian flag as they showed they favoured the law.
The CAA aims to fast-track citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians who arrived in India before 2015, from Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Critics say the law is an attack on the country's secular constitution by the Hindu nationalist government led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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