Here’s How 2 Couples Protested Against CAA on Their Weddings!

At their weddings, Amina & Nadeem held anti-CAA posters in Delhi, while Sudev & Hyma protested CAA in Kerala.

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As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) continue to rage on, people have come up with innovative ways of expressing their dissent. In another such instance, couples are now using their weddings as a platform to protest against CAA and NRC. At their wedding ceremonies, these couples also expressed solidarity with the students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, who were at the receiving end of police excesses.

Here’s how two of the couples protested against CAA and NRC on their wedding day.

Amina Zakia, a postgraduate student from Jamia Millia Islamia, and Nadeem Akhtar, a PhD student stood with placards condemning the citizenship law at their wedding ceremony in Delhi.

“Being a student of Jamia and a concerned citizen of this diverse country, I am using my wedding as a platform to raise my voice against NRC and the discriminatory CAA as it is going to affect the secular fabric of this country.”
Amina Zakia, Jamia Student

Amina's parents, who teach at Jamia Millia Islamia, and her siblings, all alumni of Jamia, stood alongside the couple.

“My family members were extremely supportive. Education has empowered us to form an opinion. We shall resort to peaceful protest to express our opinion in one way or the other. I am hopeful of a better future where there shall be humanity above all the religions!”
Amina Zakia, Jamia Student
Amina and Nadeem’s family also joined them in their protest against CAA and NRC
Amina and Nadeem’s family also joined them in their protest against CAA and NRC
(Photo: Mariyam Zakia)

Another couple, Sudev, an IT professional and his wife Hyma, also chose their wedding to speak out against CAA. At their wedding ceremony in Kerala, the two held placards condemning CAA and NRC while also raising slogans.

“NRC and CAA are totally against our secularism and our Constitution. My brother is a student of Jamia and I know about the protests there and the police action that followed. So I thought it is a good opportunity to show our protest against CAA on our wedding day. We are both against NRC and decided to do something against it. We will continue our protest against CAA and NRC.”
Sudev, IT Professional
Sudev and Hyma’s cousins and friend joined them in their protest against CAA and NRC
Sudev and Hyma’s cousins and friend joined them in their protest against CAA and NRC
(Photo: Bhavinesh Bharathan)

However, Amina & Nadeem, and Sudev & Hyma are not alone. Several other couples used their wedding to raise their voice against the citizenship law. Some even took to social media to post pictures of anti-CAA protests at weddings.

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