BENGALURU : Thousands of people, predominantly from the Muslim community, poured into a peace rally against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Khuddus Saheb Eidgah near the Bengaluru Cantonment Railway station.

The two-hour programme, organised by multiple Muslim organisations, saw over 100,000 protesters take part in the meeting.

Tens of thousands of people were seen pouring into the protest site, extending to a few kilometers, chanting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and demanding the repealing of the legislation.

Bengaluru has seen protests gain momentum, especially after the B.S.Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government imposed Section 144 and cancelled all permissions for agitation for and against the act on 19 December.

The section has been revoked since Sunday and the number of protests have only increased.

Town Hall, that has become the epicentre of protests in Bengaluru, witnessed the gathering of around 1000 people in support of the bill in the first half of Sunday while those against the act used the same site to protests later the same day.

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