Own Correspondent, TDN World, Kolkata: Rights organisation take out rally demanding resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.In a separate rally women including transgender community chanted slogans against NRC.
On Friday, Association for Prisoner’s (APDR) room out the rally from College Street. Ranjit Sur, state president of APDR, said, “state sponsored terrorism is going on over the people in Uttar Pradesh. We want immediate resignation of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. In various places of the country including UP, Delhi, Assam, Jamia, Aligarh state-sponsored terrorism happened to douse the anti-CAA, NRC protests. We took to register our voices against that state repression.”
“The rulers are in fear, they fear to face the people. That is why now they are talking about online citizenship.If they fail to carry out NPR operation, they won’t be able to implement NRC, CAA either. Therefore, they are trying to root out the protests. But in this flight, ultimately the common people will win. The way whole India is coming out in solidarity, we are witnessing a new India,” the right activist added further.
Young Bengal or Yukta Monch leader against NRC, Prosenjit Bose said, ” We took to streets in protests of the state repression against the people who participated in anti CAA,NRC and NPR rally.”
People here from this rally also extended solidarity to the protests at Jamia and Shaheen Bagh.
Amid drizzle and rain the transgender community also put up protests in the streets of Kolkata. Women thronged in group in front of iconic Shahid Minar. Women who joined the protest, expressed concern that they are the ones who will be affected mostly if NRC is implemented. Because they didn’t be able to produce papers as after and before marriage changes happen in their documents. Besides, many women are away from home. How they will manage to submit documents of their parents’ date of birth, and place of birth?
“Where are to get the papers? The NRC in Assam proved that it is also anti-Women. That is why we oppose it,” said one woman protester at Shahid Minar.