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Protests against the Citizenship mendment Act (CAA) spilled onto the streets of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:17/12/19:The protests against the Citizenship mendment Act (CAA) spilled onto the streets of Odisha capital on Tuesday with members of the Muslim community taking out a peaceful rally.

They were accompanied by practitioners of other faiths, including Hindus.

The protestors wearing black ribbons and holding placards marched from Satya Nagar Masjid at 11 am, demanding revocation of CAA. It culminated near Sishu Bhavan Square. They raised slogans like, “CAA down down, NRC down down”.

They later submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, conveying their apprehensions over the CAA and proposed legislation for nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NCR).

“We condemn CAA and demand that it be revoked. We respect the Constitution and will always protect its sanctity,” said General Secretary Jamiat-Ulama-i-Odishaof Sayad Naquibul Amin Barki.

He said that the CM should oppose the CAA in public and support their agitation. “Our silent protests against CAA will continue in different parts of the state,” Barki added.

In the memorandum, the protestors reminded Naveen of his father Biju Pattnaik’s legacy and his secular credentials. The also stressed Naveen’s 2009 statement when he said “My every single Bone is Secular” while addressing the media.

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