Chennai Anti-CAA March Today HIGHLIGHTS: Thousands of people matched to the Secretariat at Fort St. George in Chennai Wednesday to demand that the Tamil Nadu Assembly pass a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The rally began at 10 am from Kalaivanar Arangam.
The march was held despite the Madras High Court passing an interim order Tuesday denying permission for the same. A bench of Justices M Sathyanaraya and R Hemalatha had passed the order on a PIL seeking direction to the police to restrain the protesters from holding the rally. The next hearing is on March 11.
Thousands of police personnel had been deployed to maintain law and order during the rally, while drone cameras were used to monitor the crowd. Additionally, security was heightened at the Secretariat with only government vehicles granted entry to the premises.