Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) broke out nationwide soon after the bill passed in the upper house of the parliament. Hundred of people came on street demanding the abolition of CAB, chanting slogans against the government and showed placards. However, the opposition leaders who called for protest and supported it verbally were totally absent on ground.
The protest also witnessed “Award Wapsi ” campaign in which many eminent intellectuals said that they are returning their awards to register their protest against the CAA. If sources are to be believed Sonia Gandhi, the interim Congress Party President, is likely to return the Bharat Ratna award of Late Rajiv Gandhi.
This will also be an answer to the protestors who often ask why no bigger leader participate in protests and why don’t they lead us. Reportedly, Shashi Tharoor too recently got an award but has shown no signs of returning it. Details on the same are awaited.