Anti-CAA protest march taken out

People taking out a protest march against the CAA in Hubballi on Tuesday.

People taking out a protest march against the CAA in Hubballi on Tuesday.  

Traffic in the central business district of Hubballi was hit for some time on Tuesday as a large number of people and members of various Dalit associations and organisations took out a protest march against CAA under the aegis of the Samvidana Samrakshana Samiti.

They were joined by KPCC members, including MLA Prasad Abbayya, former Minister A.M. Hindasageri and office-bearers. They congregated first at B.R. Ambedkar Statue near the Head Post Office in Hubballi. Holding flags and banners, the protesters marched from Ambedkar statue to mini Vidhana Soudha covering Lamington Road, Sangolli Rayanna Statue and Kittur Chennamma Circle.

Mr. Abbayya said that despite opposition from various minority communities and progressive organisations, the Union government had not changed its stand. The opposition would continue till the new law was repealed, he said.

He termed the CAA as a draconian law that meted out injustice to not only Muslims but also to Hindus. “Giving citizenship based on documents is highly condemnable. At a time when the country is undergoing an economic slowdown, it is highly condemnable that thousands of crores are being spent to enact the law. The Union government should immediately abolish the new law,” he said.

They submitted a memorandum to the Hubballi tahsildar that was addressed to the President, seeking abolition of the new law. In view of the march, the police had diverted traffic and had made elaborate bandobast.

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