Women begin anti-CAA protest in Sambhal, UP

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Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) Over 100 women have started a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens in Sambhal.

The women protesting at Pakka Bagh Kheda in Nakhasa area raised slogans such as “Hum leke rahenge azadi, CAA se azadi, RSS se azadi, “Gandhi wali azadi” and are demanding rollback of the law.

Local Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq, who visited the protesters, assured them of his support. He said, “the government wants to make Muslims second class citizens.”

Terming CAA and NRC “undemocratic” and “anti-Muslim”, women members of local MLA Iqbal Mahmood’s family have also joined the protest.

Barq said the sit-in would continue until the Centre withdraws CAA.

–IANS

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