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This Mumbai Marathon Runner Unfurled the India Flag with a Special Message On It

Image credits: Twitter/srini091.

Image credits: Twitter/srini091.

Quoting Tamil rapper Arivu's song Sanda Seivom, the message reads "We’re all immigrants.” He explains that he wrote it by hand on the khadi cloth.

Raka Mukherjee
  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020, 2:32 PM IST
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Over a month after the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed and turned into an Act, protesters in the streets have shown absolutely no signs of giving up.

If anything, India's citizens are coming up with new initiatives to protest the Act, which is considered non-secular and discriminatory against Muslims. While some have taken to giving roses to police, some have turned to making music and art about it, and some have taken to an indefinite protest against it, some are showing up with anti-CAA messages at not very ordinary places.

At the annual Mumbai marathon event, one runner came up with one such innovative way to protest the act.

Posting on Twitter, he shared that every year at the Mumbai marathon, he unfurls a flag of India, but this time, he intended to add a special message to it.

Quoting Tamil rapper Arivu's song Sanda Seivom, the message reads "We’re all immigrants.” He explains that he wrote it by hand on a khadi cloth

His protest was to run the marathon as he always has, and at the finish line, unfurl the flag at the finish line, as he always has, but this time with a twist. The message in Tamil spells out his dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Below the message in Tamil, written in English script is the Hindi line "Kagaz nahin dikhayenge," (We will not show papers.)

He ended up unfurling the cloth at the marathon, which he has been running for 28 years.

He added that it was in solidarity with the Shaheen Bagh protesters, who have been on an indefinite strike after the introduction of the Act.

The Citizenship Amendment Act essentially provides citizenship to illegal immigrant to belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian faiths from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation.

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