Chennai: The Centre that introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by the Parliament on December 11, 2019, has been facing many criticisms along with countrywide protests. As far as Tamil Nadu is concerned, it has been against the Bill. After the Washermanpet incident at Chennai, the protests in Tamil Nadu against the Bill have heightened. In this situation, the DMK has done its part against the new law.
The Anti-CAA campaign held by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies have managed to garner almost 2.5 crore signatures from the public.
After unveiling the boxes of signatures yesterday, the petitions were addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind and it has been said that it will be sent to the national capital by the DMK. The success of their campaign was celebrated yesterday at Anna Arivaalayam in Chennai. DMK chief Stalin, K Veeramani, MDMK’s Vaiko, and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi chief Thirumavalavan and many other politicians were seen at the event.
This anti-CAA drive was launched across Tamil Nadu on February 2. During the event, MK Stalin thanked the party members and the allied parties for making the drive a success. He said, It has turned into a people's movement now and so far two crore people have signed it.”
He also added that the battle against the CAA will be taken forward if the Centre fails to reconsider its stand even after all the current happenings.
Last Updated Feb 16, 2020, 4:43 PM IST