Darussalam reverberates with anti-CAA voices as thousands gather at Owaisi rally

Thousands of people attend meet; Jamia student demands release of Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar Azad.

HYDERABAD:  Darussalam in the Old City of Hyderabad reverberated on Saturday night with raised voices of an unprecedented number of people, who had congregated after a call by Hyderabad MP and AIMIM Chief, Asaduddin Owaisi for the public meeting organised under the banner of United Muslim Action Committee, to showcase protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act  (CAA) and proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

According to some estimates, close to 30,000 people assembled in Darussalam to listen to a wide range of speakers, apart from Owaisi himself. Two barricades separating the crowd had to be lifted off to accommodate the ever-increasing crowd. In the huge crowd, many were left breathless and had to be rescued by AIMIM workers. Even the police had to intervene. It was only when Asaduddin Owaisi appealed to the crowd to remain calm that the situation came under control.

Owaisi, speaking at the gathering, thanked KCR for voting against CAA in LS and RS and appealed to Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his support to the CAA. A number of people in the crowd waved the national flag, and held placards that displayed their anger against CAA, NRC, PM Modi and Amit Shah.

One of the two Jamia Milia Islamia students whose video went viral in the aftermath of the police action in the university, demanded the release of Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar Azad and others who were detained illegally. Aysha Renna, whose video of her defending her friends from the lathi charge of Delhi police went viral, said, “On behalf of thousands of people present here, I request the release of Chandrsekhar Azad from police custody.

Owaisi, speaking at the gathering, thanked KCR for voting against CAA in LS and RS and appealed to Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy to withdraw his support to the CAA. A number of people in the crowd waved the national flag, and held placards that displayed their anger against CAA, NRC, PM Modi and Amit Shah.

One of the two Jamia Milia Islamia students whose video went viral in the aftermath of the police action in the university, demanded the release of Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar Azad and others who were detained illegally. Aysha Renna, whose video of her defending her friends from the lathi charge of Delhi police went viral, said, “On behalf of thousands of people present here, I request the release of Chandrsekhar Azad from police custody.

Source: The New Indian Express

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