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National Anthem on thier lips, thousands protest in Tamil Nadu against CAA-NRC-NPR

The protest was held a day after Palaniswami said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the newly enacted law

Wednesday February 19, 2020 8:17 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

Chennai CAA Protest

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Chennai: Singing in unison the National Anthem and holding high the Indian Tricolour thousands of people in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu Wednesday protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.

Besides Chennai, anti-CAA protests were held in various parts of the state, including Madurai, Thanjavur, Cuddalore, Coimbatore, Tirupur and Tirunelveli, with people hitting the streets in a larged number against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

The protests, coming 04 days after similar agitation in the state, were called to seek the AIADMK majority state assembly to pass a resolution against the CAA, NRC and NPR.

The Secretariat was brought under a stricter vigil with more police personnel deployed at the historic Fort St George to prevent any untoward incidents following the announcement by the protesters to lay siege of the state Assembly which was in session to press their demand.

The protesters, majority of them Muslims, were seen carrying placards against CAA, NRC and NPR, besides the National Flag and raised slogans against the amended citizenship law.

Palaniswami announces sops for Muslims

Meanwhile, as the protesters surge near the State Assembly in Chennai, Chief Minister K.Palaniswami announced building of a Haj House at an outlay of Rs.15 crore on the land allotted by Tamil Nadu Wakf Board.

Palaniswami also announced doubling of pension to retired Ulamas to Rs.3,000 and a subsidy of Rs.25,000 or 50 per cent of vehicle cost, which ever is less, towards purchase of two wheelers for Ulemas working in the 2,814 wakf institutions registered with Tamil Nadu Wakf Board.

The protest was held a day after Palaniswami said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the newly enacted law.

Speaking in the Assembly on Tuesday, Palaniswami also said the opposition DMK should explain who in Tamil Nadu would get affected by the CAA.

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