Students from Assam studying in University of Hyderabad on December 19th, 2019, staged a protest against demanding to scrap of the amended Citizenship Act.
Protestors took out a rally by holding placards also. The march was started from Shopping Complex to the main gate of the university along with other students of NESF (North East Students Forum).
They shouted slogans condemning the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The students also wrote the names of all the martyrs of Assam Agitation in Assamese and English and displayed.
The protestors demanded the government to provide constitutional safeguard to the people of Northeast India.
The protestors also made videos explaining the reason why Assam is protesting against the contentious act in different languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Marathi and Hindi in a bid to convey the message to more people across the country.
Earlier today, at least 30 students of the university, who were on their way to join protests against the act, were detained by the police. The students were taken to the Moinabad police station on the outskirts of Hyderabad. They were released early evening and said they would hold a protest at their university campus. Soon after the detained students were released, they gave a call for a demonstration on December 21st, 2019 against the KCR government for not letting the students protest.
All rallies, processions and outdoor programmes in connection with the contentious citizenship law were banned in Hyderabad today.
Photo and Inputs: Narji Baruah