Madurai, Feb 17 : A sit-in agitation by hundreds of men and women, predominantly from the Muslim community against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) at Jinnah Grounds in Mahaboopalayam here, on the lines of the “Shaheen Bagh” protest in New Delhi, entered the fourth consecutive day on Monday.
The protest which began on Friday night, following police lathicharge against anti-CAA protesters at Chennai, is continuing day and night with the protesters demanding Tamil Nadu government to pass a resolution in the legislative assembly against the CAA and to take stern action against police personnel. The agitators, affiliated to Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ), Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK), United Muslim Jamaath and other Islamic outfits were firm to continue their protest until a resolution against the CAA is passed in the ongoing assembly session.
They raised slogans against CAA and NRC and urged the Centre to repeal them. A large number of police men were posted near the protest site as a precautionary measure. Mr Abhay Kumar Singh, ADGP, Idol Wing CID, who has been appointed as a Special Officer to monitor the anti-CAA protest in Madurai city and Madurai range, held discussions with City Commissioner of Police S.Davidson Devasirvatham and senior police officials on maintaining law and order.
Meanwhile, reports reaching here said protests against the CAA and NPR were staged by members of Muslim community at different parts of Southern districts of Tamil Nadu today. (UNI)