West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there will not be any detention center in the state as long as she was alive. She said that no one can snatch away our rights like citizenship. Earlier, on Thursday, Banerjee had warned the BJP against 'playing with fire' asserting that peaceful protests will continue as long as the new citizenship law is not withdrawn.
The West Bengal chief minister asked students to carry on with their protests. She also told them that she will always be by their side.
"Do not fear anybody. I warn the BJP not to play with fire," Banerjee said.
The Trinamool Congress chief, who was leading a protest march from Rajabazar to Mullick Bazar in central Kolkata, alleged students speaking against the CAA are being threatened by the BJP.
"We express our solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia, IIT-Kanpur and other universities who are protesting against the CAA and the NRC," she said.
Thursday's rally by Banerjee was the fifth by her in 11 days in and around Kolkata to build up a movement on the contentious amended citizenship act.