It's been almost a month since protests against the National Register Of Citizenship and the Citizenship Amendment Act started. It has also been almost a week since the outraged people took to the streets to raise their voices against the mob attack on JNU students. While it hasn't been a great start to 2020 at all, we've got some instances that exude faith, power, patriotism and unity.
Last night was about making a point through peaceful and patriotic means. Hundreds of people from all parts of Delhi including Lal Kuan, Gali Kasim, Bhuja Pandi and Ajmeri Gate gathered at Jama Masjid with candles to protest against the Citizenship Law, NRC and the National Population Register. One thing different about this protest was that people brought their patriotic side forward and ended the march by singing the national anthem.
Take a look at the video that has gone viral.
The clip that shows protesters from all age groups out on the streets in a show of solidarity. Despite the chilly temperature in the national capital, we stood united. The peaceful protest brought in a lot of support from Twitter, here are some of the tweets shared.
At the steps of Jama Masjid tonight, so much faith and power. A photograph full of spirit by @burhaankinu for @htTweets. #jamamasjid #India #Delhi #protest #Jamia #JNU #insolidarity #constitution #news #photojournalism pic.twitter.com/Y5K2YmhFtz— Paroma Mukherjee (@ParomaMukherjee) January 8, 2020
Jana Gana Mana at #JamaMasjid Here's the power of the #NationalAnthem when people are singing it from their hearts, without legal fiat,I neither support or protest #CAA_NRC_NPR but it Surely— AVJIT (@avjit_bhashwani) January 9, 2020
successful instilling the sense of patriotism among all sections of people, pic.twitter.com/UV1y6oT3bI
> Indian Flag🇮🇳— #Intolerant भारतीय (Sanjeev Goyal) (@goyalsanjeev) January 9, 2020
> Natonal Anthem Singing
> Chants of 'Jai Hind'
These are absolutely 'rare' sights, especially in front of a Mosque. But not anymore. #AntiCAA_NRC_NPR protestors did it in front of #JamaMasjid👇
Dhakkans CHECKMATED .. Totally😂#NewIndia pic.twitter.com/rSE7qTqnOe
Strongly condemning the violence against JNU students by masked men and women, the apex court advocates gathered at the Supreme Court on January 7, 2020, to read out the Preamble to the Indian Constitution.
It was adopted on November 26, 1949. For those of us who've forgotten, the Preamble reads:
We the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this 26th day of November 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.
A days ago, on December 28, a video of some youngsters dressed in hijabs and skullcaps singing Christmas carols went viral. The youngsters from the St Thomas Mar Thoma Church in Kerala's Kozhencherry donned traditional Muslim attire in order to raise their voice against the CAA. The idea was to convey that no act can drive a wedge between Indians on grounds of religion.
This is India, no one can stop the unity of our religions. Please see how these youngsters appeared in their X'mas carol service in solidarity with Indian Muslims and protest against CAA&NRC. This was part of their Christmas carol service in Marthoma Church, Kozhenchery, Kerala. pic.twitter.com/CQjHb4GULn— Jijoy (@jijoy_matt) December 25, 2019
Last but not least, how can we forget the video of a human chain that surfaced on December 19- the day when a nationwide strike took place against CAA. In the video, we can see Hindus and Sikhs forming a human chain in order to shield Muslims for them to be able to perform namaaz peacefully at Jamilia Milia Islamia. They proved exactly what India stands for- Unity in diversity.
Take a look at the video.
WATCH: This unity is why they hate us:— 𝘼𝙖𝙦𝙞𝙗 𝙍𝙖𝙯𝙖 𝙆𝙝𝙖𝙣 (@aaqibrk) December 19, 2019
Hindus and Sikhs form a human-chain as Muslims pray in #JamiaMilliaIslamia. This is our University, our country🇮🇳
Let's stand united. Sending warmth to our brothers and sisters from every religion. #IndiaAgainstCAApic.twitter.com/imyEtKzGeU
Let us recollect what late APJ Abdul Kalam said in his book Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India: "For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool."
Be great in every way you can!
Featured Image: Twitter
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