March 31, 2023

Bhubaneswar Witnessed Humongous Anti-CAA Rally

Over 30,000 people including Peasants, Workers, Social activists, Politicians, Academicians, Minority, Dalits, and Adivasis took part in a rally

NFTV : Odisha: Bhubaneswar : The ongoing wave of nationwide anti CAA protests reached Odisha. Today capital city Bhubaneswar witnessed a humongous anti CAA rally. The rally was organized under the banner of ” We The People of India. In this protest rally, around 30 thousand people took part.

The protesters gathered at “Pradarshani Padia” near Ram Mandir and marched towards Post Master General or PMG Square in Bhubaneswar. The protestors were holding posters of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr, B.R Ambedkar and the Constitution of India, the protesters raised slogans against CAA. ” Hum Kaagaz Nahi Dikhayenge “and Azadi including Hum Dekhenge chanted by the protestors, even one protestor holds a placard with the slogan of “Jab Hindu Musalman Razi To Kya Karega Nazi ”

After the rally reached the PMG a public meeting was organized by the organizers in which many frontlines politicians, social activists, members of the Minority community, members of tribal organizations, member of Dalit organizations, including the leaders of Congress, “Left Parties ” ( CPI, CPM, CPIML Liberation, CPIML New Democracy, CPIML Red Star, SUCI and Forward Block ), Samajwadi Party, BSP, AAP, NCP, and other student and social organization were took part in the rally.

The speakers slammed the Modi led BJP government and the state government too, speakers likes of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik, Congress leader Pradip Majhi, senior CPI(M) leader Janardan Pati, CPI Leader Rama Krushna Panda, social activists Prafulla Samantara addressed the rally seeking complete scraping of the CAA and not to go for NRC and NPR.

Satish Mishra , one of the organizers of the rally, said that their motto is to save the constitution and secularism, This is only the beginning, if the government will not scrap the CAA ,NRC, and NPR. The protest will become larger. This is the battle between Idea of India vs the divisive forces

The rally ended with rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the day of his martyrdom, with a minute of silence prayer and the singing of the National Anthem.