After staging a sit-in protest at Shaheen Bagh for over a month, the CAA protesters have decided to take their agitation to Jantar Mantar on Wednesday. Hundreds of people who have been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will march towards Jantar Mantar accompanied by Jamia and JNU students, as per reports.
The most popular faces of the Shaheen Bagh CAA protests, the three Dadis, will also be a part of the march. The ‘Dadis of Shaheen Bagh’ are expected to address the dissidents on 29th January at Jantar Mantar.
The protesters have been opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) ever since it was passed by both houses of the Parliament. Along with this, they are also opposing the pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC).
According to CAA, communities belonging to Hindu, Buddhist, Parsi, Jain, Christian, and Sikh religion who hail from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will be provided with Indian citizenship. They’ll be eligible for Indian citizenship if they crossed the border before 31st December 2104.
The protestors have clarified that they are not going to step back until the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens are rolled back by the government. However, the Modi government has repeatedly said that it will not take back the CAA.