Mumbai: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha will launch a 3,000-km march from Mumbai to New Delhi today to Crete awareness against CAA and push for the withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act and condemn “state-sponsored violence” across the country.
According to reports, the yatra will be called as the “Gandhi Shanti Yatra”, it will cross five states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana – before culminating in New Delhi’s Rajghat on January 30, the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
As per the reports, the Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will flag off the yatra from the Gateway of India in South Mumbai.
Several organisations representing farmers are also likely participate in the march.
The three main purposes of the march are to seek the repeal of the amended Citizenship Act; demand a judicial probe into instances of “state-sponsored violence” such as the attack on Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University; and draw a concrete assurance from the government in parliament that there will not be a nationwide National Register of Citizens, Yashwant Sinha said.