The Citizenship Amendment Act provides for the granting of citizenship to non-Muslims who have sought refuge in India until 2014, after religious persecution in neighboring Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The North-East states of Assam, Tripura, and Meghalaya have faced stiff opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act. People are engaged in a serious struggle against this.
Jamia Millia Islamic University in Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Students, and Students of Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh jumped into action. Similarly, protests took place in Delhi, Selampur and Jabarabad.
The rally is scheduled to take place at 11.30 am from Lal Qila to Shakeed Bhagat Singh Park. However, the police did not give permission for this.
Similarly, the Communist Party has decided to hold a protest march from Mandi House towards Jantar Mantar at 12 noon. The police have not been granted permission for this.
In the meantime, 144 bans have been placed near the Delhi Red Fort. By this order of the police, it is prohibited to gather more than 4 people in one place.
Under this order, the areas of Lahori Gate, Kashmiri Gate, and Kotwali Police Stations will fall. The police had earlier refused permission to carry out protests near the Red Fort, taking into account law and order matters. But the protesters have said they will go ahead with the rally.