Hundreds of Lok Adhikar Manch members in support of the newly-enacted Citizenship (Amendment) Act gathered in Nagpur on Sunday to hold a rally
Nagpur: Lok Adhikar Manch workers gathered in Nagpur on Sunday to hold a rally in support of the newly-enacted Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which is largely being opposed across the country.
Workers of Lok Adhikar Manch held the rally from Yashwant Stadium to Samvidhan Chowk here, raising slogans hailing the new citizenship law and showing posters of "Nagpur welcomes CAA". The rally has been organized by Lok Adhikar Manch, BJP, RSS and other organizations.
The demonstrators were seen holding flags of the social organisation as well as the BJP. Some others were also seen waving the Indian flag at the rally.
This comes at a time when the new Act is facing large-scale opposition and major protests are being held across the country.
The Act grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.
With ANI inputs
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Last Updated Dec 22, 2019, 11:29 AM IST