AIMIM leader and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi urged people to hoist the tri-colour on their rooftops as symbol of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed nationwide Nation Register of Citizens (NRC). Owaisi was addressing a public meeting against the new citizenship law at Darussalam in Hyderabad on Saturday. He said that the tri-colour will send message against the 'black law of PM Modi and RSS'.
Jamia Millia Islamia students Ladeeda Sakhaloon and Aysha Renna also addressed the public meeting. Farzana and Renna, hailing from Kerala, had gone viral over social media following a video of the two of them challenging the Delhi police during the course of protests had gone viral on social media.
Owaisi had called the public meeting in protest against CAA and NRC under the banner of United Action Muslim Committee.
Terming the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as unconstitutional, he said: "This is against our Constitution and an attempt to divide the nation on religious lines. It is imperative to see the citizenship law in the context of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)."
Owaisi had said that the CAA will negatively impact the secular values and a guarantee of equal rights to citizens enshrined in the Constitution with the legislation.
Owaisi has earlier condemned the violence that took place during the protests against CAA and was of the view that agitations should be held peacefully.
"It is our right to protest, however, we condemn violence and anyone who is involved in violence is enemy of the entire protest. Protests should be held but it will only be successful when peace is maintained," he told ANI.