A large number of protesters joined the sit-in protest in Dana Mandi area against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
He said earlier the Jalandhar bypass was chosen because there was a statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Later, it was decided that the protest would hamper the movement of the traffic on the National Highway-1 and decided to shift the protest venue to Dana Mandi.
The head priest said a peaceful agitation would be held daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there would be no hamper to traffic movement.
"We have launched this agitation against the CAA and NRC that the central government is bringing to divide the people on the basis of caste. The people of all religions should stay united to save the Constitution," he added.