MK Stalin the president of DMK led the rally and leaders of 18 alliance parties, including senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, walked alongside him holding placards against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
- Lakh’s of protestors participated.
- Rally conducted with proper permission.
The president of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Kamal Haasan from Tamil Nadu withdrawn his participation in rally after hearing rumors that there is a chance of Peaceful protest turning into roit.
Kamal Haasan fans are disappointed because he backed-off at last minute after posting against CAA on twitter.
DMK rally permission denied :
DMK senior members have been told that the issue was taken to urgent hearing in Madras High Court after Tamil Nadu government counsel informed that police have denied permission for the protest as there was no firm commitment from the organizers on owning responsibility in case of any violence and damage to public property.
The HC bench also denied permission for the protest. They also warned that “in case of unlawful incidents the loss can be fixed on the leaders of the political parties sponsoring the rally “.
Estimated Support for the rally:
Over, 10,000 protesters participated in the rally which started at CMDA office in Egmore and ended at Rajarathinam Stadium around 2:00 PM which is approximately 1.5 Kilometer distance.
Stalin has questioned, “why Muslims were not considered as refugees and Sri Lanka was not categorized as a neighboring country under the CAA?”.
Great Success, says Stalin:
MK Stalin thanked everyone who came in to support the opposition of CAA in his twitter profile.
- Case filed on 8,000 people who were participated, which means the total participants are 8,000 not in Lakhs.
- The rally conducted by DMK in Chennai was illegal.
The rally was conducted without any permission from the High court. The bench later suggested Egmore police to book 4 cases on 8,000 peoples for rallying without proper permission.