Protests are taking place across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Section 144 has been imposed near the Red Fort in Delhi. People including historian and academic Ramachandra Guha were detained in Bengaluru on Thursday morning as they attempted to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in two places in Bengaluru. Historian Ramchandra Guha and Swaraj Abhiyan founder and activist Yogendra Yadav have been detained for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Historian Ramachandra Guha arrived with a poster of Ambedkar which said “CAA against Constitution”. At the protest, Guha slammed the police saying there were acting at the behest of their masters. “They are getting orders from Delhi. Our paranoid rulers in Delhi are scared.”
The protesters had decided to march in the city today against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Bangalore Police did not gave the approval of this demonstration. After this, a large number of police forces were deployed on the main roads since morning. Ramchandra Guha also joined the march along with the protesters, after which the police took 30 people including Guha into custody. During this, the protesters also clashed with the police.
In Kalaburgi, Karnataka, leftist leaders and leaders associated with Muslim organizations opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Around 20 protesters protesting here have been detained by the police. On the other hand, even after Section 144 was implemented in the Red Fort area of the capital Delhi, hundreds of protesters arrived to protest against this new Act.