New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who visited Shaheen Bagh here on Wednesday, said 5,000 more protest sites like it will come up across the country in the next 10 days. Thousands of people, including women and children, have been protesting for over a month at Shaheen Bagh and nearby Jamia Millia Islamia to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act protests (CAA) and the National Register (NRC).

Azad reached the demonstration spot in south Delhi to extend his support to the protesters.

Addressing a massive gathering, Azad said the CAA is a “black law” dividing people along religious lines.

“I congratulate those who have participated in this protest. This is not just a political agitation. We have to save the Constitution and the unity of the nation,” he said.

“(BR) Ambedkar had said that women will lead. Today when the Constitution is in danger, women are leading the country and fighting for it,” he said, adding that not even the record-breaking cold has been able to break the will power of the women.

Azad said the government would have to walk over the corpses of protesters if it refused to roll back the CAA, which has been passed by the Parliament and came into effect earlier this month. His comments came days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at a rally in Lucknow, said the government would not withdraw the contentious legislation and protesters could continue to agitate.



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