Mangaluru, Dec 27, 2019: A ‘peace protest’ against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) is set to take place in Mangaluru on January 4.
A delegation of various Muslim organisations led by the Muslim Central Committee, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, met Mangaluru Police Commissioner PS Harsha and Additional Director General of Police Dayananda on Thursday to discuss the fresh protest planned against the CAA and NRC.
On December 19, police firing led to the deaths of two people during violent anti-CAA protests in the city. Despite the loss of two members, Muslim groups are planning to come out in numbers and peacefully protest on January 4.
The Muslim Central Committee is an umbrella body of several Muslim organisations in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. In a statement, the organization appealed to the public to refrain from spreading any inflammatory messages on social media or taking part in activities that disturb the peaceful protest.