In Kerala, akin to its secular culture, a Christian Church has offered space for Muslims to offer prayers. Muslims were participating in the Secular March, a protest against the inhumane CAB, NRC bills which were passed recently in the Indian Parliament.
The church Mar Thoma Cheriapally Kothamangalam (Jacobite Syrian Christian Church) is located in Kothamangalam, a town known as the gateway of ‘highrange’, situated in Ernakulam district in Kerala. Muslim Maghrib prayer was recited through the Church’s loudspeakers as well in the evening, the first time, since the church established in 1455.
Indian citizens are on the streets every day these days to protest against the new bill, which discriminates against Muslims. With around 201 million Muslims (2018 estimate), India’s Muslim population is about the world’s second-largest and the world’s largest Muslim-minority population. India is home to 11% of the world’s Muslim population.
Every region in India is bursting with protests and finding its own indigenous way to protest against the right-wing Hindu Government.