Hyderabad: The Staff and teachers of private schools in Telangana have decided to take part in the Million March protest against CAA, NPR and NRC scheduled for January 4 at the Dharna Chowk from 2 pm to 5 pm. As many as 40 different organisations have given the call for the protest demonstration under the banner of Telangana and AP Joint Action Committee, and 17 non-Muslim organisations had also pledged support to the Million March.
The reports are coming in that Many Shops and establishments Association are also supporting the Million march and decided to closed their businesses today and their owners and workers are expected to join the Protest at Dharna Chowk.
Hundreds of teachers Staff and Students from these schools are expected to turn up at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park today to express their resentment against CAA, NRC and NPR. There are about 22,000 private schools in the state, of which about 1,200 are in the twin cities. “The CAA aims at dividing the country on religious lines, and we will not allow it to happen,” said Mr Abdul Khurram of Dawn School. Interacting with media persons in a press conference here on Friday, JAC office bearers Mohd Anwar, Sajid Mehmood and Sanullah urged parents and students to join in the protest. For women and children, transport would be arranged from different points in the city to the venue. They assured that the protest would be peaceful and police personnel would be presented roses tomorrow.
On the other hand The Advocates’ Telangana State Joint Action Committee also pledged support to the Million March. Large Number of advocates would be joining the protest at Dharna Chowk at Indira Park today, JAC members Vali ur Rahman, Syed Shah Nawaz and Mohd Sohail Malik described the legislations as “arbitrary and discriminatory”. They said that the implementation of the legislation would lead to polarisation.
They were working to create awareness among people about the negative impact of these measures. Demanding the Centre to repeal CAA, the JAC members said they would visit the district and Munsif courts to motivate advocates to come out against CAA.
Mohd Mushtaq Mallik the convenor of Million March said india was known for its unity in diversity. However, this harmony was sought to be disturbed now. The fate of 130 crore people couldn’t be decided by 305 MPs. The whole nation had stood up against CAA, NRC, and NPR, as they realised the danger posed by them, except for the fascist forces. “Our fight is to protect the country from a second partition,” he said.
Mr Mallik said 17 non-Muslim organisations had also pledged support to the Million March. He said it would be difficult for the Prime Minister to identify protestors with their dress, as Muslims would dress like Hindus and vice versa.-YTN STAFF