Kozhikode: The Indian national flag was unfurled at around 10,000 mosques and religious institutions across Kerala on the 71st Republic Day celebrated on January 26.

"The national flag was unfurled at around 10,000 mosques across the state on this auspicious occasion as per the instruction of the Waqf Board," secretary of the Kuttiady Juma Masjid Committee, K Basheer said.

He said that the national flag was also unfurled at the Kuttiady Juma Masjid here as per the instructions.

"Constitution is under threat by the Citizenship Amendment Act, we also read the preamble of the Constitution in solidarity," Basheer said.

Meanwhile, a majestic event was held at the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day.

It should be noted that Kerala is the first state to approach the apex court against the CAA.

The Kerala government said the CAA violates Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. The Act also violates the basic principle of secularism.