Hyderabad/Kamareddy, December 20: Thousands of people participated in the rally against Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC held in Kamareddy today. Former Minister and ex-Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir led the rally.
Shabbir Ali informed that the rally began from Madina Masjid after Friday prayers. People from all religious communities and those associated with Congress party, Left parties, NGOs and other socio-religious organisations participated in the rally and they held placards demanding that the BJP Government withdraw CAA and drop the plans for National Register of Citizenship (NRC). They shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narender Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah accusing them of creating a division among people on religious lines.
The protestors walked up to 3 Kms and submitted a memorandum to the District Collector.
Describing the rally as historic, Shabbir Ali said that never in the past such a huge gathering was witnessed on any public issue in Kamareddy. He said the overwhelming participation of people clearly shows that all religious communities and social groups were against the divisive CAA and proposed NRC. He said unemployment was at its peak and people, especially in the unorganised sector have been facing serious financial crisis. Therefore, people are demanding jobs and growth opportunities and not communal politics being pursued by Modi Government.
Shabbir Ali reiterated the demand that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao convene a special session of Legislative Assembly to pass a resolution rejecting both CAA and NRC.