Bengaluru: The anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 protests were witnessed in Bengaluru as well, soon after the President of the country assented to the Bill. As a sign of their protest, a group of young advocates burnt a copy of the gazette notification of the Act in front of the Vidhana Soudha.
The group shouted slogans against the Act and requested the people of the country to reject communal forces.
According to sources, prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC have been imposed in the areas surrounding the Vidhana Soudha and not more than four persons are allowed to gather in front of the building.
Protests across state: The state police have informed that several organisations have carried out protests across the state against the Act, claiming it to be communal in nature. The protests are expected to continue with many secular, like-minded organisations joining the movement to oppose the Act.