Hyderabad: The Centre enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act and the Nation register of Citizens in early December, causing agitation in many parts of the country against the new legislation. Students, politicians, and citizens took to the streets around the country, protesting the Centre’s decision. The protests have resulted in thousands of arrests across the country.
Many protesters have planned to take a march titled ‘Million March’ on December 28 at Necklace Road in Hyderabad against National Population Register, NRC, and CAA. Several such rallies are planned for the weekend throughout the city.
However, Hyderabad Central Zone DCP P Viswa Prasad stated that no permission had been granted for any procession, protest, or public assembly on December 28 within Hyderabad. It includes locations such as Necklace Road, People’s Plaza, Tank Bund, Indira Park and Ambedkar Statue.
The officials have asked the public not to believe any false news, misinformation or propaganda on social media or otherwise in this respect. “Necessary legal action will be taken against those who try to gather or take out any processions, rallies, marches, etc. at the above locations,” they added.
On December 16, Hyderabad witnessed massive protests from students of institutions such as Hyderabad University, Osmania University, and MANUU demanding a rollback of the CAA. Numerous demonstrations took place throughout the city on December 21, organised by students, NGOs and different political parties. Shops and businesses were shut down as part of silent protests as well.