The Opposition on Monday stepped up protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) with the Congress holding a ‘Satyagraha for unity’ at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat, while demonstrations were held against the Act in several States by students and others.

Countering the Opposition offensive, the BJP held a rally in Kolkata in support of the Citizenship Act that was addressed by party working president J.P. Nadda and several State leaders, who accused the Trinamool Congress and other rival parties of misleading the people.

Thousands of people from the Muslim community took to the streets in the Karnataka capital, Bengaluru, against the CAA and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), following a call by around 35 organisations under the banner of the Joint Action Committee of Bengaluru.

Demanding the scrapping of the Act, activists of the Youth League, a wing of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), organised protest marches to post offices in various parts of Kerala, where three migrant labourers from West Bengal were assaulted by some unidentified people for allegedly taking part in anti-CAA protests that took place near Kozhikode a day ago.

The Murshidabad natives were beaten up on Sunday night after they came back from a protest march organised at Nadapuram, the police said.