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Thousands of Muslims march in India against controversial citizenship law

Chennai: Thousands of Muslims marched in India’s Chennai against the controversial citizenship law despite police declining them permission stage a protest.

According to details, people in thousands protested against Narendra Modi led Indian government for passing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a law that specifically excludes Muslims.
The protesters held anti-CAA banners and raised slogans against Modi government for introducing a controversial law.
Yesterday, a Muslim couple in India tied the knot at the venue of protest against the controversial citizenship law.
Holding an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) placard, the couple got married at the venue of a protest in Chennai.
Reportedly, the couple, named Sumayya and Shahin Shah, had been taking part in the protests happening against CAA in India and decided to tie the knot at the venue in Chennai.
A proper ceremony was performed at the venue by the Imam and later the newlyweds were showered with gifts.
The couple had been protesting actively against CAA and decided to tie the knot at the same place with elders agreeing to it.
The bride donned a bright red saree, while the groom wore maroon kurta shalwar.

Protests against CAA, a controversial law that has made religion a criterion for citizenship, have flared since last December.
The law, which is discriminatory against Muslims in nature, only allows non-Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to get Indian citizenship if they entered India before 2015 due to persecution in their countries.
Many bollywood celebrities including Deepika Padukone, Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Anurag Kashyp, Pareeniti Chopra, Swara Bhaskar, Dia Mirza and others have raised their voices against the controversial law that excludes and specifically targets Muslims.

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