Chennai: Kolams (rangoli) with slogans ‘No Need of CAA’ sprouted outside the houses of top DMK leaders like MK Stalin and Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi. The art form was drawn in support of the five people detained by the Chennai police over a kolam protest in Besant Nagar.
MK Stalin on Sunday evening also asked DMK party members to draw kolams in solidarity to the detained people. The DMK Women’s Wing in Chennai’s Mugappair, JJ Nagar drew kolams on Monday morning to protest against CAA.
Supporting the detained people, Stalin tweeted, “The anarchy of the state government is increasing day by day. The detention of six was against the rules and violated basic constitutional rights of the people.”
Not just DMK party workers, the common people have now begun to participate in the unique kolam protest. Tweeple are sharing pictures of kolams drawn outside their houses with #DMKkolamProtest.
— இளங்குமரன் மணிகண்டன் (@mani_yathra) December 30, 2019
Kolams are usually drawn during the Pongal festival. However, this is not the first time people in Tamil Nadu have turned to the traditional art form to challenge authorities. Similar demonstrations had been seen during the Jallikattu protest and anti-Sterlite movement.