Film, cultural personalities take out protest march in Kochi
Kochi: Streets of this port city on Monday witnessed marches by separate groups including a collective of film and cultural personalities in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Shouting "Azadi" slogans, director and chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Kamal, award winning actress Nimisha Sajayan, directors Rajiv Ravi and Ashiq Abu, Geethu Mohandas, Archana Padmini actors Reema Kallingal, Shane Nigam, Manikandan, writers Unni R, N. S. Madhavan, music directors Shahabaz Aman, singers Ranjini Haridas, Resmi Sateesh, screen writer Syam Pushkaran and cinematographer Venu joined the long march of the film and cultural personalities.
Speaking to Mathrubhumi News, Ashiq Abu said the Citizenship Amendment Act was a serious political problem. “Nobody can stay away from this. Everyone should protest in whichever way they can,” he added.
Meanwhile, Shane Nigam said that things are not moving forward in the right way and the protest was to make amends.
Hundreds of people from various walks of life also took part, as the protesters marched from Rajendra Maidan here to Vasco Square in Fort Kochi, a distance of over 10 km, urging the BJP-led government at the Centre to scrap the CAA.
Another group, which assembled under a social media platform, held a separate march. Some 500 people participated, organisers claimed.
CPI's Ernakulam district council also organised a "Save Constitution" march at Kalamassery near here in protest against the amended law.
(With inputs from PTI)