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UNITED MARCH FOR A SECULAR INDIA

Photos by Neil Cosgrove

Hosted by Indians Against CAA NRC in Schenley Plaza in Oakland on January 26, 2020. The CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) was enacted into law on December 12, 2019 and proposes to enact a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC). Its believed that this registery makes it possible for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains and Parsees who came to India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh before Dec. 31, 2014, to obtain Indian citizenship. However, it potencially excludes Muslims from having the same option. 

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(1) KRYSTLE KNIGHT, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, THOMAS MERTON CENTER; (2) PITT FACULTY MEMBER UMA SATYAVOLU; (3) PITT STUDENT ABHISHEK VISWANATHAN; (4) PROTESTS SIGN: “UNITED FOR A SECULAR INDIA;” (5) CROWD CHANTING WITH WAS MOHAMED IN FOREGROUND; (6) STUDENTS SILPA MUKHERJEE AND SRITAMA CHATTERJEE LEADING CHANTS, WITH FOUNTAIN IN BACKGROUND; (7) A WARNING FROM A GERMAN STUDENT; (8) GROUP CHANTING, INCLUDING SAFDAR KHWAJA, BOARD PRESIDENT OF CAIR.

NewPeople Newspaper VOL. 50 No. 1. February, 2020. All rights reserved.

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