Several protests have been held against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) across different locations in the country. Many peaceful protests have been held in several places such as IIT-Bombay, TISS, University of Mumbai, Pune University, FTII Pune. One of the biggest protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register for Citizens took place today as people assembled at the historic August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, the same place where Mahatma Gandhi had issued the Quit India Speech on 8 August 1942. With hundreds of people hitting the streets in August Kranti Maidan today to protest against CAA, Bollywood stars such as Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhasker, Huma Qureshi, Sushant Singh, filmmaker Rahul Dholakia have also joined in.
This huge gathering of people at the protest in Mumbai ranged right from college students to political and social activists, and even Bollywood celebrities. Farhan Akhtar had earlier on his social media urged his followers to join him in the protest today and he had written that the ‘time to protest on social media alone is over.’ Now, he was seen amid a huge crowd during the protest and addressed the media, saying that as a citizen of the country, it is important for him to raise his voice about this. He further stated that if everything was okay, why would so many people be concerned in so many cities? Swara Bhasker was also seen speaking to the energetic crowd and they shouted Aazaadi slogans.
Actor @FarOutAkhtar reaches August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai to join the anti-CAA protest.— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 19, 2019
'It is important for me to raise my voice for such an important issue', says Farhan Akhtar. | #ProtestYaPolitics pic.twitter.com/AskoPJMwGn
The protests in Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan took place after four days of agitations by students and activists across the nation.
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