On Friday (March 6), the Muslim community at Kutchery Road, Mylapore held a Shaheen Bagh (in Delhi) like sit-in protest near Jumma Masjid here.
Over 200 people, mostly women gathered in the late evening to protest against the Citizenship law CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) , NPR (National Population Register) and NRC (National Register for Citizens).
Calling it ‘Chennai Mylai Shaheen Bagh’, the protesters shouted slogans of ‘azadi’. They also held placards that read “No CAA, NPR and NRC”
Said a woman who was protesting here, “We have started an indefinite protest today. We will stop only when the Tamil Nadu Government passes a resolution against the CAA, NRC and NPR and takes a stand for us.”
Mylapore Police were deployed to contain the protest. Said a police officer, “They have started the protest without proper permit. Discussions are on with their community leaders to stop the protest at the earliest.”