P Chidambaram Slams Police For Filing Cases Against Peaceful Anti-CAA Protesters

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Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed the police for filing cases against people carrying out peaceful protests in various parts of the country.

Written By Akhil Oka | Mumbai | Updated On:

Former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed the police for registering cases against people carrying out peaceful protests in various parts of the country. He mentioned that the police had not just booked protesters in Chennai, but also Madras and Madurai. Lamenting that the Constitutional right to assemble peacefully was under threat, he alleged that the police had wrong priorities cracking down on peaceful protests instead of curbing heinous crimes such as rape, murder, and lynching.  

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Anti-CAA protests in Chennai

On Monday, thousands of people marched on the streets of Chennai along with senior leaders of opposition parties such as Congress, DMK, CPI, CPM, VCK, and DMDK to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Subsequently, the police filed cases against 8000 people for holding this march. The Chennai police stated that the protesters did not have the requisite permission to hold a rally. The police registered cases against leaders including P Chidambaram and DMK chief MK Stalin. On this occasion, over 5000 police personnel, riot control vehicles and other measures were in place to thwart any law and order problem. Stalin asserted that the opposition would continue to voice their dissent until the CAA was repealed. 

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