Women, lawyers held for anti-CAA kolam protest:
[12/31, 09:18] Sekarreporter 1: Women, lawyers held for anti-CAA kolam protest: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/women-detained-in-chennai-for-anti-caa-kolam-protest-released-later/article30424522.ece
[12/31, 09:18] Sekarreporter 1: According to police, the protesters had informed them that they wanted to draw ‘kolams’ with anti-CAA and anti-NRC messages near the Besant Nagar bus terminus but the police had not granted them permission
The Chennai police detained eight persons, including five young women, who were part of a platform called ‘Citizens Against CAA Group’, for drawing kolams (rangoli) to voice their protest against the CAA and NRC on Sunday morning in Besant Nagar. Cases were registered against them and they were released later. Among those detained were three lawyers who sought to defend those confined in a hall by the police.
Political party leaders, including DMK president M K Stalin, MDMK leader Vaiko and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi leader M H Jawahirullah criticised the police action, while Minister for Tamil Culture Ma Foi K Pandiarajan defended their detention.