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"We the people of India": Hundreds pledge to boycott CAA-NRC-NPR at India Gate

The protesters also read out the Preamble of the Constitution with the pledge to show their faith in it

Wednesday January 1, 2020 8:02 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

anti NRC NPR Protest India Gate

[Image tweeted by @r_sunena]

New Delhi: Hundreds of protesters, including students from different universities, gathered at India Gate on January 01, 2020 Wednesday to take a mass pledge to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

The protesters also read out the Preamble of the Constitution with the pledge to show their faith in it.

"We young India resolve to fight back the government imposed CAA-NPR-NRC," the protesters said in unison as they started their pledge.

Slogans like "kagaz nahin dikhayenge" and "tanashahi nahin chalegi" echoed in the area before and after the protesters took the pledge.

"CAA-NPR-NRC all over India threaten to harass, target and disenfranchise numerous common people particularly the poor, minorities and other deprived sections," the protesters added in the pledge.

The protesters pledged not to show any documents to prove their citizenship and to propagate "complete non-cooperation with anti-Constitution and anti-India forces".

"We, today on January 1, 2020, reiterate our resolve to give ourselves a society that will be free of oppressors and take oath to NOT SHOW ANY DOCUMENT to prove our Citizenship, And we will Observe and propagate complete NON-COOPERATION with anti-constitution and anti-India forces," the protesters said.

Anti NPR NRC Protest India Gate

[Image tweeted by @yespunjab]

"We will campaign and convince others to not give dates, papers or any other information sought in the name of 'proving' our Citizenship as we have, are and will be Citizens of our dear country!," they added.

At India Gate, protesters also remembered the sacrifices of Muslims, Sikhs and others during India's freedom struggle.

“Names of 95,300 Freedom Fighters inscribed on India Gate: 61,395 Muslim, 14,480 Sikh, 10,777 Dalit, 598 Swarn and NO Sanghis !!”, a message posted on Twitter read.

Protests were held at two other parts of the national capital too. While an all-women's protest at Shaheen Bagh entered its seventeenth day at New Year midnight, a citizen's group held a separate demonstration at the Constitution Club of India on Parliament Street.

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