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Mamata Banerjee announces mega rally against Citizenship Act in Kolkata
Image Credit: IBNS File

Mamata Banerjee announces mega rally against Citizenship Act in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Dec 2019, 09:38 am

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee has announced a mega rally which will be held here on Monday against the new controversial Citizenship Act.

The rally will begin near the statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar and will end at Jorasanko.

The TMC chief will be present in the rally.

As per the new Citizenship Act, all non-Hindu refugees who came to India from Bangladesh, Pakistan ans Afghanistan before 2015 will be granted citizenship of the country.

The TMC along with several key opposition parties are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is now a law, right from day one as they say the Act is a violation of right to equality guaranteed by Article 14 of the Constitution.

Mamata was the first among the Chief Ministers who said they won't allow the Act to be implemented in their respective states.

Meanwhile, TMC MP Mahua Moitra on Friday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Act. However, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde refused Moitra's plea of urgent hearing.

(Image Credit: IBNS File)