Hyderabad: A sea of protestors after the Friday prayers marched from Eidgah to Shastripuram as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on January 10. Holding the tri-color and posters of Dr. B.R Ambedkar, women, children, the young and the old made their way to Shastripuram where leaders of the Muslim community along with Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi addressed the congregation.
Friday’s Tiranga rally called by the United Muslim Action Committee turned out to be one of the biggest rallies Hyderabad has witnessed after the Million March, since the new amendment act was introduced.
In a kind gesture, several individuals had stepped forward to ensure that the protestors do not go hungry. People were found distributing biscuits, bananas, water, even jam and chapati to the protestors who had begun their march from Mir Alam Eidgah towards Shastripuram.
Many shops, businesses and establishments have shut down in solidarity with the Tiranga rally.
Their march symbolized a people’s movement reminiscent of the resistance put forth by citizens during the days of the Independence struggle.
‘Will you show your papers?’ asks Owaisi
Addressing the huge gathering in front of Shastripuram, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi asked the people whether they would show their papers to prove their citizenship. He further exhorted, “If anyone from the government or the police asks for your Aadhar card, will you show it to them or not? Say that you are from India, and that’s enough.”
He further added that no one should disrespect the tricolor that they are holding right now. He thanks the police and the GJMC for their arrangements.