Imphal: In a move to show solidarity to the people of Assam and Tripura who are struggling against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a unique protest by youths from various communities was staged in Manipur’s Kakching district on Friday.
In a video, which has gone viral on social media, several artists, social activists and concerned citizens from the state came together to voice against the contentious law through a peaceful march in Kakching.
In the video, protesters are seen belting out anti-CAA songs to the beating of drums and strumming of guitars, while others held placards and shouted slogans like ‘No to CAA’, ‘Respect indigenous existence or expect indigenous resistance’, and ‘Back-off fascists’, among others.
According to reports, the peaceful march was first started at Kakching Wairi Khamlangba temple and later dispersed at Irabot Park after a thrilling performance by the performers.
During the rally, tunes of popular songs of Hollywood were rehashed with anti-CAA lyrics like ‘We don’t need no CAA’, and ‘We say no to CAA’, among others.
As per reports, similar peaceful protests will also be organised in others parts of the state with an aim to spread awareness among the indigenous people about the possibility of “invasion” on their territories by illegal immigrants.
The protest was being organised without the support of any student organisations or civil societies but was purely voluntary, the reports added.