New Delhi, December 30: In the wake of mass protests across the country, 'Rangoli' against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was drawn outside homes of late M Karunanidhi, DMK Chief MK Stalin and DMK MP Kanimozhi. This development comes a day after seven people were detained by Chennai police for drawing kolams (Rangoli-like patterns) which read, "No to CAA", "No to NRC". Those detained had alleged that they were manhandled. Anti-CAA Row: Chennai Police Detain 8 People For Participating in 'Kolam Protest' by Drawing 'Rangoli' on Streets, Release Them Later.
DMK chief MK Stalin had condemned the detention of the protesters who drew rangoli and showcased their objection against CAA and NRC in a unique manner. In a Facebook post, Stalin targeted the AIADMK government and said that it is taking away people’s constitutional right to dissent. Anti-CAA Protest: DMK, Allies Take Out Rally Against Citizenship Amendment Act in Chennai.
Chennai: 'Rangoli' against #CitizenshipAmendmentAct and #NationalRegisterofCitizens seen outside homes of late M Karunanidhi, DMK Chief MK Stalin and DMK MP Kanimozhi pic.twitter.com/5yZN0acBVZ
— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2019
Meanwhile, Kolam protest has started gaining momentum and several netizens are sharing their rangoli to show their dissent against the CAA and NRC.
Check out the men of Tamil Nadu breaking gender stereotypes to protect our culture and the constitution through #KolamAgainstCAA #KolamProtest pic.twitter.com/yqdqJ5n63G
— Gayatri Khandhadai (@gayatrikl) December 29, 2019
@NaamTamilarOrg @SeemanOfficial@thirumaofficial @VelmuruganTVK Let's Trend this #KolamProtest #KolamAgainstCAA and tomorrow let's post all #Kolam photos with these tags to give back for the arrest act against our mothers and sisters! pic.twitter.com/dauPJZtU70
— Feel Good Stories (@StoriesFeel) December 29, 2019
Told my mom to do that same tomo.. She said i will tell my neighbors !!! My street will be #KolamProtest pic.twitter.com/jKXmW6aBv0
— 𑀢𑀺𑀷𑁂𑀘𑀼 𑀓𑀼𑀫𑀸𑀭 (@ddkrey619) December 29, 2019
Last week, DMK chief MK Stalin and other leaders were booked for holding a protest without permission in Tamil Nadu. Thousands of people took part in that rally called by DMK and its allies against the amended Citizenship Law.
The protest against the contentious CAA is growing by each passing day. Mass demonstrations are taking place in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Delhi. The law seek to grant Indian nationality to six religious communities, except Muslims, from three Islamic countries.
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