Mangaluru, Jan 15: The coastal city of Mangaluru witnessed a historic event as a sea of humanity converged at the Shah Gardan Maidan in Adyar-Kannur to register their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) besides the “categorical mistreatment” of Muslim community at the hands of the police across the country including in Mangaluru.
The protest is jointly being organised by the various Muslim organisations of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district under the leadership of Muslim Central Committee.
The main staged is named after Shaheed Jaleel Kudroli and Shaheed Nausheen, who were ruthlessly gunned down by the police during a chaos that erupted on December 19 in the city due to police batten charge against people during a minor protest against NRC.
Even thought the police had banned public transport and blocked the highway to reduce the number of protesters, around one-and-a-half lakh people had reached the venue when the historic meeting commenced at 2:30 p.m. By 4 p.m. the number of protesters crossed 2 lakh, according to the organisers.
Both sides of the highway were filled with those who came to witness the rally and traffic went haywire along a five-kilometre stretch of the road. The people who took part in the rally were seen waving national flags.
The protest rally was inaugurated by Udupi Khazi Bekal Ibrahim Musliyar. Dua was offered by Dakshina Kannada Khazi Twaka Ahmed Musliyar.
Addressing the protesters, former IAS officer and activist Kannan Gopinathan alleged that the Centre wants to create fear among all sections of people and silence them. Society began to protest when the government crossed the limits and put curbs on democratic freedom, he claimed.
The Centre thought that they can get away with CAA and NRC. However, people have realised the truth and have started coming out onto the streets, Gopinathan added.
Activist Harsh Mander said the theme of the protest against the CAA and NRC is "national flag in one hand, Constitution is another and people will march forward with love in their hearts”.
“The fight against NRC is the fight for the protection of our Constitution. The BJP is using NRC as a weapon to divide the people after Article 370 and Ram Mandir construction," he said and warned the Centre: “The more you try to divide us, the stronger and united we’ll be”
Human rights activist Shivasundar said the "chowkidar" appointed by the people is now asking them whether they are the real owners of their houses.
The BJP only delivered hollow promises which is evident from the rising unemployment, fall in GDP, farmers suicides and the economic slowdown, he alleged.
MLA UT Khader, MLC BM Farooq, former MLA Mohiyuddin Bava, Muslim central committee president KS Mohammed Masood, Ullal Qazi Fazal Koyamma Tangal, Dakshina Kannada district Wakf committee president UK Monu Kanachur, Sunni Youth Federation state general secretary Abdul Rashid Zaini and Karnataka Samastha Mushavara state secretary UK Abdul Aziz Darimi were present among others.
useless protest , Modi is not manmohan singh , amit shah is not chidambaram .. they are trained RSS men and once RSS men decide they wont go back .jihadists must understand that they cannot win globe with their mentality , thats why you guys flood christain countries in the name of prosecution and believe only population explosion can achieve your dream of darool uloom .ummah is a total flop and islamic countries are just even unable to face israel , forget about others . as per my observation , hindus were secular before , but nowadays in large no they are quitting this kind of secularism .even 10% of hindus become radicalised then it will be big probelm for anti india forces .muslim organisations are totally misleading muslim community in the name of CAA
You people made it!, Congratulations-Mangalore
I am extremely happy with the grand Success of Adyar kannur Mangalore NRC, CAB, NPR protest on January 15, 2020
It is a Unbelievable turn out. Mangalore people have made history. Alhamdulillah.
It is heartening to see the hard work, dedication and effort put by the leaders & there team to organize this function and bring in to its complete success and spirit. It’s an incredible achievement for Muslim central committee & its other 30 + supportive organizations. Which managed to accomplish so many tasks to its utmost goal set, and In sah Allah all there forthcoming projects will be a complete success. With immense pleasure I congratulate for the commanding leadership .innovative ideas, hard work, sincerity, dedication towards the community causes is highly appreciable
• My heartfelt thanks to the head of all Organizations, members and Volunteers without whose contribution it wouldn’t have achieved this task. The people of our Society have, time and again placed their trust and confidence in the basic values of Humanity. This has shown in the kind of Wishes shown by people from all walks of life. It is very pleasant to see, how Community has responded for a cause
• We the civil society assure our community members that we shall do our best of best to address the problems that society is facing.