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CAA, NRC protest in East Delhi s Khureji

Over a thousand people on Tuesday gathered in East Delhi s Khureji neighbourhood to protest against the amended citizenship law and a possible pan-India National Register of Citizens. Raising slogans of Aazadi , Inquilab Zindabad and Aawaaz do hum ek hain , an estimated 1,500 people, including women and children, gathered for the second day at a local park. Outside the park, hundreds of other men and young boys stood along both sides of the road, many of them holding candles in their hands while others with posters calling for revocation of the contentious citizenship law. The protest in this East Delhi neighbourhood unfolded on Monday, as anti-CAA and anti-NRC demonstrations continued in Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Millia Islamia and Zakir Nagar in South East regions of the national capital. I had come here yesterday and I am here today as well. Our demand is that the government repeal the CAA and drop the idea of the NRC, a local Khureji shopkeeper told PTI. Over a dozen Delhi police .

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