Yearender 2020: From Anti-CAA To Black Lives Matter, India & US Witnessed Unprecedented Protests

Yearender 2020: From Anti-CAA To Black Lives Matter, India & US Witnessed Unprecedented Protests

As the year 2020 comes to an end, the world is waiting to bid good riddance to it. India Ahead looks at the world’s biggest democracies — India and US, who also ran into another storm, where scores of people took to the streets to fight for issues that were concerning them and impacted their lives, livelihood, dignity and integrity.

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India welcomed the year 2020, with protests in its national capital against the NRC and CAA.

The Citizenship Amendment Act (Bill) protests, which are also known as CAA Protest rocked the nation along the communal lines. Religious communities and minorities in the country protested the bill in view that if it is combined with the National Register of Citizen Act, it would deprive minorities without documents of citizenship rights in India.

An exodus of migrant workers due to lockdown came next as the workers from metros all across the country made a beeline to return to their home states after PM Modi announced the first 21-day lockdown as COVID-19 made its way into the country.

On the other side of the globe, a movement for social change began in the US called Black Lives Matter after the death of George Floyd who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested due to police brutality.

The protests erupted as more than 4700 demonstrations were held in US as more than half a million people turned out in more than 500 places across the US.

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