We the People of India: 100 Organizations Unite Under One Banner to Protest 'CAA'

We the People of India: 100 Organizations Unite Under One Banner to Protest 'CAA'

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Guwahati, December 31, 2019:

Amid continuing nationwide protests, 100 organizations across the country have decided to fight against the contentious Bill-turned-Act under a single banner: We the People of India.

Yogendra Yadav, founder of Swaraj Abhiyan party, a constituent of 'We the People of India', appealed the people protesting against the CAA, NRC, and NPR to come under a single banner.

The groups will be having a series of nationwide protests and demonstrations in January on significant days that mark the birth or death anniversaries of notable people. The series of protests will start from January 3, which is the birth anniversary of social-reformer Savitribai Phule.

The groups are also planning a protest on January 8, when farmers’ groups and left-backed trade unions have also called for a Bharat Bandh.

The next protest will be held on January 12, which is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand.

Yadav stated, "On January 17, which is the day when Rohit Vemula was killed by this administration, we will celebrate social justice day. On January 14 and 15 is Sankranti, when we assimilate all people of all cultures together. On January 26, we will raise our flag at midnight and on January 30, which is the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we will form a human chain across the country."

Noted human rights activist Teesta Setalvad said that the country had rejected the government’s plan to decide citizenship on the lines of religion.

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