New Delhi: At a time when a large number of women have been protesting in Shaheen Bhagh area of the national capital, over 5,000 women have started holding protests in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh over the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019. Also Read - Malaysia PM Defends Criticism Over CAA, Says 'Need to be Frank' Despite India's Palm Oil Curbs
As per updates, these women are holding the protest at Mansoor Ali park in the older part of the city since Sunday afternoon. They are now joined by men and student leaders from parties such as the Samajwadi Party. These women in Prayagraj said that they want to follow Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh protests. Also Read - 'How Literates Need to be Educated', BJP Hits Back at Satya Nadella Over His Remarks on CAA
In Mumbai, fresh protests have erupted by students at the Wankhede Stadium. These students are watching India v/s Australia match in the stadium and are holding the sign board with the message ‘No NPR, NO NRC and NO CAA.’The group said that they won’t do anything apart from silently showing their message which are written on their t-shirts. Also Read - Inspired By Shaheen Bagh, Similar Anti-CAA Protests Now Come Up In Bihar, UP & West Bengal
According to another report, Delhi Police will persuade women protesters at Shaheen Bagh to call off their agitation against the CAA. Sources at the government said that the security forces will politely talk to the protester to end the agitation at Shaheen Bagh.
The development comes after the Delhi High Court asked the police to take action as per the law in a time-bound manner while disposing of a plea seeking the reopening of the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.
While saying this, the court said the authorities must take a decision keeping the larger public interest in mind and they must also keep in mind the issue of maintaining law and order situation.
Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch in south Delhi that connects Delhi, Faridabad in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh, was closed on December 15, 2019, due to ongoing protests.