NFTV : Odisha : Jharsuguda : Thousands hit the streets against CAA in Jharsuguda of Odisha.
The ongoing wave of nationwide anti CAA protests reached Odisha’s one of the key industrial township Jharsuguda. The rally was organized under the banner of ” We The People of India. In this protest rally, around Three thousand people took part in this rally
The protesters gathered at “Mahatma Gandhi Statue” near Jharsuguda bus stand and marched towards Jharsugguda collectorate. The protestors were holding Tri Colours ( Indian National Flag ), Banner of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr, B.R Ambedkar and the Constitution of India, the protesters raised slogans against CAA. ” CAA Se Azadi including Hindustan Zindabad, Bharat Mata Ki Jay, chanted by the protestors, even one protestor holds a placard with the slogan of “We The People Of India, Smbidhan Bachao, Tum Todoge to hum jodenge.
The protestors submitted two memorandum near Collector Jharsuguda one for president of India and another to Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Pattnaik. In one memorandum to President of India, Protestors demanded to scrap CAA and to not implement the NRC and NPR, In the memorandum to CM Odisha members of We The People of India demanded that a resolution should be passed in Odisha Legislative assembly against the CAA as Kerala did and not to implement it in the state of Odisha. The members of We The People of India added the CAA is anti India and anti-constitution and its violate Article 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India.
Article 14 stands for – Equality before law The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Article-15 stands for, Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth(1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them (2)No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or condition with regard to (a) access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and palaces of public entertainment; or(b) the use of wells, tanks, bathing ghats, roads and places of public resort maintained wholly or partly out of State funds or dedicated to the use of the general public (3) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children (4) Nothing in this article or in clause ( 2 ) of Article 29 shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. The protestors stated that if the government never hear our demands it will be lead to a civil disobedience movement .67