Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh have decided to take out a march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence at 2 pm on Sunday (February 16). This comes after Shah said he is open to meet anyone who has doubts over the contentious new legislation.
“Amit Shah ji invited the entire country to come and meet him to discuss issues related to the new citizenship law. So, we’ll be going to meet him tomorrow at 2 pm,” a protester said on Saturday. “We don’t have any delegation, anyone who has an issue with CAA will be going,” said the protester.
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Another protester said they have welcomed the home minister’s ‘invitation’ and claimed around 1.5 lakh people have agreed to join the march on Sunday. News reports also suggest three elderly women, who are now being popularly revered as the Dadis (grandmas) of Shaheen Bagh, will be taking part in the march.
According to news reports, the protesters have not sought police permission for their march on Sunday. Home ministry sources too told India Today it has not received any such request. Shaheen Bagh has been the epicentre of anti-CAA protests in Delhi since December 15.
The home minister had on Friday told a news channel anyone who has doubts over the citizenship law can meet him in his office. “I would like to say that whosoever has problem with CAA should seek time from my office. I will meet them within three days and discuss the matter,” Shah said.
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