Mumbai: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Tuesday refused permission by the Mumbai police to hold a long rally against the CAA, NRC, and discussed a number of other issues at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai on 21 February.
Last month, Azad filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stating that the law is “arbitrary, irrational, devoid of intelligible identity.”
On several occasions, the Chief of the Bhim Army has been seen in the anti-CAA and anti-NRC movement organized in different parts of the country.
On Sunday, Chandrasekhar led an ‘save reservation’ march from Mandi House to Parliament against the Supreme Court’s February 7 decision stating that states are not bound to give reservations in appointments and quota in promotions is not a fundamental right.
Speaking to ANI, the Bhim Army chief had said that reservation is a fundamental right of the disadvantaged sections and no one can take it away from them.
“We are organizing this protest march to show disagreement with the decision of the Supreme Court and we will call for a Bharat Bandh on February 23,” he said.
He also said that laws like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not work in this country. He said, “We will protest until we get our rights.”