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Largest crowd at #ShaheenBagh till date. All roads and lanes are leading to the protest site, a Twitter user said

Sunday January 12, 2020 9:52 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

Shaheen Bagh Protest Today

[Photo tweeted by @Shaheenbaghoff1]

New Delhi: Thousands of people from Delhi and around Sunday joined the "Maha Path" and recitation from the scriptues of different faiths, including Geeta, Bible and Quran, to celebrate India's oneness and it's values of acceptance and fraternity.

"Largest crowd at #ShaheenBagh till date. All roads and lanes are leading to the protest site. This isn’t going to stop anytime soon. #ShaheenBaghProtest #CAA_NRCProtests", Tarique Anwer, who identified himself as an Ex-Banker, wrote on Twitter @tanwer_m.

Crowds swelled up at Shaheen Bagh after the organisers issued appeal to join Maha Path - Celebrating Unity in Diversity.

"The peaceful sit-in protest at Shaheen Bagh has been founded on the core values of our Indian Constitution, foregrounding the principles of secularism, unity, fraternity and equality", they said in the appeal shared on social media.

India's values of acceptance, fraternity

"Our space is a celebration of the unity of the people of India and their will to keep India secular. With this in mind, the people of Shaheen Bagh have called for a reading of religious texts (sic) of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity to uphold and celebrate the Indian values of acceptance and fraternity", the appeal said.

"In these turbulent times when the divisive forces are incessantly trying to polarise and tear through the very fabric of secualrism, the people of Shaheen Bagh would like to re-establish the narrative of peaceful coexistence", it said.

"India, for what it is, has been and will remain. We will not bow down. The fight to preserve this will continue!", a message tagged with the video of people reciting from scriptures of different faiths and posted @Shaheenbaghoff1 said.

People from different cities and states came to Shaheen Bagh Sunday. Few women came from Jaipur, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. Some acquaintances from Mumbai and Bangalore also joined the protest.

India Gate replica

The inter-faith ceremony, where there was a traditional Hindu-style 'hawan', chants of Sikh 'kirtan' and Quran recitation, saw participants also reading out the Preamble of the Constitution and taking an oath to preserve its "socialist, secular" values.

The protest at Shaheen Bagh for withdrawal of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and a proposed pan-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) is set to complete a month on Monday.

A replica of the India Gate has also come near the protest site with names of the people who have lost their lives during anti-CAA protests across the country inked on it. Over two dozen such names are written on the replica including those from states like Assam, Karnataka, Bihar and most of them from Uttar Pradesh.

This is to remind the world about the names of those who have sacrificed their names during the freedom struggle, including some 61,395 Muslims, written on the iconic India Gate in New Delhi.

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