A large number of Muslims, including
They also burnt an effigy of Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the spiritual head of the
"The Centre should repeal the Act, which is an attack on the Preamble of the Constitution. The government should also say that the NRC (National Register of Citizens) will not be implemented (countrywide)," Sarwar Chisty, a
Slogans such as "long live communal harmony" were raised by the protesters. The march started from the
The spiritual head had last week said the amended Citizenship Act was not against Muslims and they need not fear it as it did not pose any danger to their citizenship. He had also urged the Centre to implement the amended Act only after allaying the fear over it.
However, on Monday, Khan demanded that the government stopped the implementation of the amended Citizenship Act and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.