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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A young boy reading out the preamble of the Indian Constitution to the Human Chain in Palakkad, on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.
— Advaid (@Advaidism) January 27, 2020
Epitome of Communal Harmony
— ബേപ്പൂർ സുൽത്താൻ (@v_m_basheer) January 27, 2020
Migrant Labours Join Protest
— The Left Turn (@LeftTurn0) January 27, 2020
Newly Wed Couple With Hijab-Clad Women
A state fighting a fascist state.
Kerala human chain, several newly weds came straight to join the chain.
— Hum dekhenge (@ajith347) January 27, 2020
'For a Secular India'
Kerala formed a Human Chain with #70Lakh people.The human chain spanned a whopping #620KM.Mr. Modi,people won't fall for your antics again.We are awake,We will protest and We will Win,for a secular India. #KeralaHumanChain #CAAProtest pic.twitter.com/ABR12PI1DY
— Akhil Abraham (@abraham_chacko) January 27, 2020
Videos of the Human Chain Protest
— Vrinda Prasad (@vrindaprasad) January 27, 2020
The heli cam view of #KeralaHumanChain from Kannur
Video courtesy: Maneesh pic.twitter.com/vaVQerAz0t
— Comrade from Kerala (@ComradeMallu) January 27, 2020
— Comrade from Kerala (@ComradeMallu) January 26, 2020
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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