Citizenship Amendment protests in Hyderabad

The speakers demanded the Union government withdraw the Act and drop the idea of implementing NRC across the country.

By   |  Published: 15th Dec 2019  12:58 pmUpdated: 15th Dec 2019  8:33 pm

Hyderabad: The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the implementation of the National Register of Citizens continued in the city on Sunday.

The Jamaat-e-Islami had called for a protest demonstration which was attended by representatives of the several organizations, at Indira Park, Lower Tank Bund.

The representatives of organizations including Tehreek Muslim Shabban, Majlis Bachao Tehreek, Jamiat Ulema –e – Hind, Student’s Islamic Organization, Wahadat-e-Islami, Telangana Jana Samithi and others participated in the protest and addressed the gathering.

“To divert the attention from crucial issues like development, economic growth and employment and cover up it’s failure, the BJP led government at the Centre is bringing into picture triple talaaq, NRC and CAA,” alleged Hamed Mohammed Khan, president of Jamaat –e-Islami Hind, Telangana and Odhisa. He reiterated the Muslim community in the country want the government to take back the controversial move and drop the plan to implement the NRC across the country.

Mohd Mustaq Malik, president of Tehreek Muslim Shabban, said the CAA or NRC but for a handful of people will not benefit the citizens. He asked the people cutting across their religion and social status to come out and peacefully protest against these measures. Women and children participated in the protest program which was held for close to four hours at the Indira Park. The police had made elaborate arrangements.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Muslims on Sunday offered special prayers at the Jama Masjid, Darulshifa in the old city early in the morning. The special prayers of Qunoot-e-Naazilah were performed to help those facing hardship to tide over their troubles. Maulana Hussamuddin Sani e Aqil Jaffer Pasha led the prayers.

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