CAA: BJP to take out rallies across Tamil Nadu

The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to take out rallies and meetings in all districts of Tamil Nadu in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

BJP state unit general secretary Vanathi Srinivasan said the party will also demand that case be registered against those making hate speeches against Hindus.

It is to be noted that in Delhi, at least 11 people, including a police officer, died as violence rocked the northeast parts of the city. Protesters supporting and opposing the CAA clashed in several areas, prompting police to fire tear gas shells.

Recentlyl, general secretary (headquarters) of BJP state unit K S Narendran and three other party functionaries petitioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami seeking “swift and appropriate action” against people who attacked party cadre and pro-CAA campaigners.

They submitted a three-page petition to the CM, listing out the alleged attacks on the party functionaries in Chintadripet and Otteri police stations in Chennai and on deputy CM O Panneerslevam’s son and MP, O P Raveendranath Kumar, in Theni district. They also mentioned the murders of a party functionary in Trichy and a police special sub-inspector in Kanyakumari.

Meanwhile, Chennai police registered cases on those protesting against anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Washermenpet. Cases were filed against 300 protesters, including 100 women.

According to reports, the protesters who entered in to the twelfth day of sit-in protest at Kannan Road, were booked under ten sections. On Monday, the police booked five men for allegedly abusing three policemen at the protest site.