Hyderabad: No information will be provided to government staff when they come for NPR survey, stated many agitators after the Friday prayers, amid speculation that the exercise will start in Telangana from April. There were large congregations of protesters at Barkas, Mehdipatnam and other places. A flash protest was organised at Attapur around 8.30 p.m. against CAA, NRC and NPR.
Hundreds of youth came out of Masjid e Azizia at Humayun Nagar and assembled at Mehdipatnam X Roads raising slogans and holding placards. They expressed solidarity with students of Jamia Millia, JNU and other universities facing action by police for raised their voice against CAA, NRC and NPR. They asserted that people of all faiths provide strength to the country and no one has right to weaken people’s unity being witnessed in the current scenario.
After Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid Barkas, youth belonging to various clans of Arabs gathered at the Barkas ground and raised slogans against CAA, NPR and NRC. The impromptu meeting was addressed by Ilyas bin Osman, Shakeel Dayani and Eisa Bahajjaj. They underlined unity in struggling against the current union government’s move to divide India on religious grounds. Dayani said it is a great moment that people of all communities are standing together to resist the government’s plans. A silent protest was also organised in front of Masjid Firdous, Vijayanagar colony after Juma prayers.
A group of about 100 women gathered suddenly at Wajudi Nagar near Khalid Miyan Dargah, Barkas, at 3:30 p.m. as part of a flash protest against CAA and NPR. Women’s activist Shiba Minai underlined that women will be most affected if NRC is implemented in India. That is the reason why women have stepped out of their homes for the first time in the history of Independent India to mark their protest against the black law.
Minai said as a matter of policy, the centre is creating fear among the country’s citizens. As a part it, authorities of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued notices to people asking them to prove their citizenship. There is need to fight against these moves beyond religious considerations towards strengthening the voices of dissent, apart from protecting the constitution and sovereignty of the Indian Republic, she stated.