New Delhi, January 27: Social media was set abuzz with the behemoth human chain formed by Kerala students, activists and common residents against the Centre's CAA-NRC project. The 620-km human chain, stretching from Kasargod in northern part of the coastal state to Thiruvananthapuram in the south, drew applause from netizens. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Participates in Anti-CAA Human Chain on R-Day, Calls Centre's Move 'Threat to Secularism'.

Twitterati shared an array of videos and images of the human chain protest, which reflected the participation of people from all walks of life. Commoners cutting across gender, age groups, religious and caste affiliations turned up to join their hands in solidarity against the citizenship agenda of the Centre.

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Epitome of Communal Harmony

Migrant Labours Join Protest

Newly Wed Couple With Hijab-Clad Women

'For a Secular India'

Videos of the Human Chain Protest

Helicam View

From Malappuram

The human chain had evoked the participation of nearly 70 lakh people. The protest date coincided with Republic Day, which commemorates the adoption of Indian Constitution. The demonstrators read out at the Preamble of the Constitution, which states that India would adhere to the spirit of socialism and secularism, while guaranteeing equality, liberty and fraternity to its citizens. The call to form the human chain was issued by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who demanded Keralites to join hand against the BJP leaders of neighbouring Karnataka who allegedly want to stoke communal tensions in the coastal state.

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