Several writers, musicians, movie artistes and cultural personalities will take part in an anti-CAA march scheduled to take place in Kozhikode city on Thursday. Titled ‘Art Attack’, the protest march will begin at Mananchira Square in the city and end in Kozhikode beach.
Among the attendees are actor Mammukkoya, writer PK Parakkadavu, musician Shahabas Aman, and directors Muhsin Parari, Zakhariya and Asharaf. Actor Parvathy, and directors Pa Ranjith, Kamal and Aashiq Abu have expressed solidarity for the protest march.
Unlike in other film industries in India, a large number of Malayalam movie artistes have openly spoken against the citizenship amendment bill that divides citizens on the basis of religion. This is the second protest march in Kerala led by the state’s artiste community against the controversial citizen amendment bill.
On December 23, a massive protest rally , spearheaded by Collective Phase One, a production house founded by filmmaker Rajeev Ravi, Kamal KM and others, was held in Kochi along with another rally, The People’s Long March, attended by hundreds of people. The artistes’ march in Kochi was attended by writers NS Madhavan, Unni R and S Hareesh, screenwriter Syam Pushkaran, poet Anwar Ali, director Venu, Geetu Mohandas and Dileesh Pothan, actors Rima Kallingal, Unni Maya, Nimisha Sajayan, Shane Nigam, Manikandan, Ranjini Haridas and others.
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