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03 Jan 2020 | 07:09 PM UTC

Germany: Rally planned in Cologne January 4

Activists opposing India’s Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) are planning to hold a rally in Cologne on January 4; localized traffic disruptions possible



Indian activists are calling for a rally in Cologne on Saturday, January 4, to denounce the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) that was passed by the Indian parliament in December 2019 and police injustice. Supporters are being asked to gather outside of the Koln Cathedral at 13:00 (local time). It is unclear how many people will attend the rally. Localized traffic disruptions are possible around the demonstration site.


The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim minorities fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Opponents claim that the legislation is in violation of the constitution, which prohibits religious discrimination against citizens.


Individuals in Cologne are advised to keep abreast of the situation and avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution.