CAA/NRC protests. A sense of how deep they spread.

Early in January 2020, as protests against NRC/CAA began spreading across India, I began scouring twitter trying to gauge how anger was spreading across India. Which cities, towns, districts and mohallas were seeing protests? The exercise was slapdash but heady — that was, after all, a lovely moment in India’s otherwise depressing recent history. Nothing less than a full-throated defence of the Constitution from streets and neighbourhoods across India. As I wrote in Despite the State, “(This) uprising fell like rain on India’s parched democracy.”

These aggregations, gathered roughly once a week by searching twitter for “<state/city name> + #CAA protest (or suchlike combinations)” were posted as threads on twitter. This went on for a couple of months, and then all were lost when I did one of my bulk tweet deletions — I hate twitter and the person it remoulds me into, and so these periodic purges. A couple of days ago, however, I stumbled upon two doc files in which I had collated some of the initial threads, spanning the days between 7 January and 4 February, 2020. And so, here we are again.

7 January, 2020. Tuesday.
1. Kochi: https://twitter.com/rycardgeorge/status/1214206534491594752
2. Kochi: https://twitter.com/storiesbysree/status/1214468580399439872
3. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/TrishitaBanerj6/status/1214277022471598081
4. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/beingsuryamadhv/status/1214226671009550337
5. Kalyan: https://twitter.com/abdullah_moulvi/status/1214207626814164992
6. Nagpur: https://twitter.com/AbuzarSpeaks/status/1214109599109771265
7. Jaipur: https://twitter.com/JIHkerala/status/1214161392976031745
8. Chennai: https://twitter.com/theumpires_call/status/1214537190799073282 and https://twitter.com/DignifiedRepose/status/1214215524353069059. There were five other protests in the city on the 6th and 7th. https://twitter.com/AgainstCAANRC/status/1214150086210416640
9. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/path2shah/status/1214610806022688768
10. Thiruvananthapuram: on fifth, https://twitter.com/thekorahabraham/status/1213869427130716160 (and I cannot find photos of this one: https://twitter.com/ShivaniKokate/status/1214129142800601088)
11. Jadavpur Uni: https://twitter.com/shivadevoteeee/status/1214254703120244738 and https://twitter.com/IndrapramitDas/status/1214208319729983490
12. Madurai: https://twitter.com/NK_NagaKarthik/status/1214149982166499328
13. Pondicherry: https://twitter.com/alfreudnoble/status/1214204397191696384
14. Tirupur: https://twitter.com/dyfijeeva/status/1214551878224109568
15. Kalaburgi: https://twitter.com/JIHMarkaz/status/1214239186426961923
16. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/gramasevasangha/status/1214226565933887488
17. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/gangulys91/status/1214290618710540288
18. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/cynical_ovation/status/1214266829536813056
19. Hyderabad: https://twitter.com/JIHMarkaz/status/1214237479114592256, https://twitter.com/MBTparty/status/1214201358812925952
20. Osmania, hyd: https://twitter.com/shoebmohiuddin_/status/1214154487373295617
21. Kadapa: https://twitter.com/ProSamiKhan/status/1214158425648578561
22. Bhubaneswar: https://twitter.com/LopamudraTripa4/status/1214083710154182658
23. Bhubaneswar: https://twitter.com/PK64298133/status/1214247265306464257
24. Bhubaneswar: https://twitter.com/faraaz_aq/status/1214193295665971200
25. Cuttack: https://twitter.com/Yashsin52928710/status/1214188429191180288
26. Rourkela: https://twitter.com/S_i_b_a_07/status/1214554617725382656
27. Bilaspur: https://twitter.com/gluppschlopp/status/1214430589891178507
28. Raipur: https://twitter.com/gluppschlopp/status/1214155380642594817
29. Patna: https://twitter.com/Ppuja5/status/1214158400134819846
30. Ranchi: https://twitter.com/Shanu51367220/status/1214482447015956482, https://twitter.com/TanweerAyan/status/1214212709874405376, and https://twitter.com/TanweerAyan/status/1214607992739336193
31. Jorhat: https://twitter.com/BhuyanIndukamal/status/1214248457260503040
32. Guwahati: https://twitter.com/SusmitI/status/1214263570482876416
33. Guwahati: https://twitter.com/elb17069/status/1214214923179319296
34. Bhopal: https://twitter.com/nocturnal0309/status/1214276970369839105
35. Jamshedpur: https://twitter.com/ehtesham_abrar/status/1214569415628378114
36. Palamu: https://twitter.com/afroz_raunak_17/status/1214175023260258304
37. Ahmedabad: https://twitter.com/GujAgainstCAA/status/1214268282355646464
38. Ahmedabad: https://twitter.com/JIHMarkaz/status/1214237221890510848 and https://twitter.com/anmol_smnch/status/1214271102840524800
39. Jhunjhunu: https://twitter.com/Being_irfan6421/status/1214112245417857024
40. Panaji: https://twitter.com/roshni_ann/status/1214257816971534343
41. Muzaffarpur: https://twitter.com/KashishBihar/status/1214158965304520710
42. Siwan: https://twitter.com/pranshu_7_/status/1214126904497696768
43. Shantiniketan: https://twitter.com/_SrinJOYee_/status/1214460229380784130
44. Kolkata: https://twitter.com/ushasie/status/1214561825162854400 and https://twitter.com/MayukhDuke/status/1214549528189296640. The city saw seven marches on the sixth, says this tweet. https://twitter.com/DevdanChaudhuri/status/1214406055641272321
45. Guwahati: https://twitter.com/KaushikLives/status/1214240173258608645 and https://twitter.com/BhaiDesibhai10/status/1214063350427992064
46. Aligarh: https://twitter.com/mohdaamirpasha/status/1214270704394346496 and https://twitter.com/AMUJournal/status/1214132824875253760
47. Pune: https://twitter.com/dammitdamayanti/status/1214592832427585536
48. Ghatkopar, mumbai. https://twitter.com/DwivediSurbhi/status/1214219231111401473
49. Pune, FTII: https://twitter.com/i_am_Ravindra1/status/1214558915624456192
50. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/rohitkhilnani/status/1214217110529949706
51. Meerut: https://twitter.com/TalhaKh75770803/status/1214221873103327232
52. Malappuram: https://twitter.com/YoosufVallanch1/status/1213904278403899392
53. Delhi: https://twitter.com/sayba_naaz/status/1214576204252008448
54. Chandigarh: https://twitter.com/manas_ga/status/1214098656057536518
55. Malegaon. https://twitter.com/suchitrav/status/1214605073793183744

17 January, 2020. Friday.
1. Calicut. https://twitter.com/AapKafiroz/status/1218115595150987264
2. Mangalore. https://twitter.com/top_gun55/status/1217798516916903936
3. Kalaburagi. https://twitter.com/ndtv/status/1217816320537845760
4. Hyderabad. https://twitter.com/TulseeramKakkoo/status/1217873726328528898
5. Pune. https://twitter.com/alishaikh3310/status/1217488510065623040
6. Indore. https://twitter.com/HussainZahabia/status/1217974081020223488
7. Kishanganj. https://twitter.com/AadilHasanAdv1/status/1218152474369904640
8. Siwan. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218049334144466944
9. Gaya. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218049195891838976 and https://twitter.com/tanwer_m/status/1218159353565302786
10. Darbhanga. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218049070993821697
11. Madhubani. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218048833302609921
12. Bettiah. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218048688871759875
13. Araria. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218048483183038464 and https://twitter.com/RaheemSS4/status/1217838528312172545
14. Sheikhpura. https://twitter.com/imabdulhaye/status/1217490807835348992
15. Bara, Gaya. https://twitter.com/Anshu_haha/status/1217406308271321088 and https://twitter.com/MohdRaf13698098/status/1217082125595238402
16. Bengal. https://twitter.com/mso_bengal/status/1217867342278877185
17. Kolkata. https://twitter.com/MukulAdhikary5/status/1217826049536380929
18. Kolkata. https://twitter.com/aamiriq565/status/1217529970160832513
19. Allahabad. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1218048328765562882
20. Ahmedabad. https://twitter.com/RoxyChhara/status/1218137095790911491
21. Ahmedabad. https://twitter.com/KVajpayaee/status/1217752935058198533
22. Delhi. https://twitter.com/khanthefatima/status/1218090324687372289 and https://twitter.com/AshadAl11830283/status/1218158488272154625
23. Begusarai. https://twitter.com/kanhaiyakumar/status/1218157663986638849
24. Kozhikode. https://twitter.com/KhawarJawaid/status/1218134807563030528
25. Hubbali. https://twitter.com/KVajpayaee/status/1217769974464253953
26. Delhi, Seelampur. https://twitter.com/pepper_smoker/status/1217896885790236672
27. Assam. https://twitter.com/KVajpayaee/status/1217763164088983552
28. Darjeeling (old but see). https://twitter.com/faizan0008/status/1214790973965778944
29. Tripura (old again but see). https://twitter.com/mhdnayeemuddin/status/1216789516444266501
30. Indore. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1218117961031901184
31. Mumbai. https://twitter.com/MumbAgainstCAB/status/1217868668580663296
32. Delhi. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1217810006608728064
33. Bhopal. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1217715158291582976
34. Shaheen Bagh. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1217485011579854848
35. Indore. Another sit-in. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1217483779360509953
36. Bagodar. https://twitter.com/Dipankar_cpiml/status/1218011149079199744
37. Meghalaya. A PIL from here. https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1217729792218284032
38. Katihar. https://twitter.com/UmarKhalidJNU/status/1217864088916840448
Chennai. This happens. https://twitter.com/suchitrav/status/1217735888618299393
39. IIT Bombay. https://twitter.com/saptarshi_/status/1217730472295317509
40. Ahmedabad. https://twitter.com/dixitparmar19/status/1217455747468013568
41. Shimoga. https://twitter.com/s_kanth/status/1217661408596262913
42. Malappuram. https://twitter.com/naukarshah/status/1218159719455477760
43. Malmal. https://twitter.com/KashfaShafaque/status/1217435256795492352
44. Akola. https://twitter.com/DrParvezM/status/1216289622940180480

22 January, 2020. Wednesday.
Right. So #CAA is listed before the Supreme Court tomorrow. https://twitter.com/gautambhatia88/status/1219648411118579712. And so, another thread. To see what the mood was like across the country the last 24 hours.
1. Bihar. Gaya. https://twitter.com/iAbdul_Aleem/status/1219623048313073666
2. Bihar. Gopalganj/Siwan. https://twitter.com/AfrozAlam9/status/1219345390950064131
3. Bihar. Kishanganj. https://twitter.com/DrMdJawaid1/status/1219089376824573952
4. Bihar. Nawada: https://twitter.com/drunkJournalist/status/1219476455781883904
5. Bihar. Patna: Sabzibagh. https://twitter.com/PopRap3/status/1219589488327852034. Also, from Mustafabad. https://twitter.com/AbidAli03219590/status/1219309348637175808.
6. Delhi: Chand Bagh. https://twitter.com/IamIrshanAli/status/1218969174204006400 and https://twitter.com/idanishshekh/status/1219328277963296768
7. Delhi: Inderlok. https://twitter.com/sohailsbin/status/1219328381801484289
8. Delhi: Jafrabad, Seelampur. https://twitter.com/PinjraTod/status/1219630159352995841
9. Delhi: Kardampuri. https://twitter.com/The_Wa_Na/status/1218584894634364928
10. Delhi: Khureji Khas. https://twitter.com/UAH_India/status/1219570662223876101
11. Delhi: Shaheen Bagh. https://twitter.com/MirrorNow/status/1219621223526588417
12. Delhi: Turkman Gate. https://twitter.com/saqibasif1001/status/1219293672044318720
13. Guj. Ahmedabad. Rakhiyal: https://twitter.com/Faaizkh34649089/status/1207768248193835009
14. Jharkhand. Ranchi. https://twitter.com/latestly/status/1219311740489330689
15. Mah. Aurungabad. https://twitter.com/AurangabadBuzz/status/1218956418960637952
16. Mah. Mumbra: https://twitter.com/Anas__Khan/status/1219152541436370952
17. Mah. Nanded: https://twitter.com/imrankhanrn/status/1219126866889457664
18. Mah. Parbhani. https://twitter.com/amersda/status/1219273331532353536
19. Mah. Pune: Kondhwa. https://twitter.com/Zaki_Khan_786/status/1219297620369141764
20. MP. Indore. https://twitter.com/NoorShefa/status/1218954764542566401
21. UP. Allahabad. Roshan Bagh:https://twitter.com/AshfaqB1578/status/1218973744024023040
22. UP. AMU: https://twitter.com/NH_India/status/1219607442000162816
23. UP. Lucknow: ghanta ghar. https://twitter.com/adilfaraznaqvi/status/1219546897548902402 and https://twitter.com/Kvajpayaee/status/1219547455601037312. Also, this. https://twitter.com/MirrorNow/status/1219621773311799301
24. UP. Lucknow: https://twitter.com/rjfahad/status/1219325742389039104
25. WB. Kolkata, park circus. https://twitter.com/MondaMokter/status/1219641764425785344
26. WB. Dinajpur. https://twitter.com/Naushad03565617/status/1219636687812382726
27. Malmal. https://twitter.com/Sadafalmas4/status/1219093025181392897
28. Assam. Guwahati. https://twitter.com/KVajpayaee/status/1219554006139162627
29. Arunachal. https://twitter.com/arunachaltimes_/status/1219347733846183937
30. AP. Hyd: https://twitter.com/Joeltm3/status/1219227251062886400
31. AP. Kurnool: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1219276507421405185
32. Bihar. Dhanbad. https://twitter.com/AhsanRazi1/status/1218902106737823744 (slightly old)
33. Bihar. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1219497684374941696
34. Bihar. Akbarpur/Nawada. https://twitter.com/tanwer_m/status/1219526290920751104
35. Bihar. Gaya. https://twitter.com/kanhaiyakumar/status/1219634830398382082
36. Bihar. Patna. https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1219557710431043587
37. Bihar. Bhagalpur. https://twitter.com/make_itpossible/status/1219567791793029120
38. Bihar. Purnia. https://twitter.com/IndianMuslimss/status/1219614859593015296
39. Chhattisgarh. Raipur. https://twitter.com/BaagRaipur/status/1219334529216696321
40. Delhi: https://twitter.com/SharjeelUsmani/status/1219180478294417408
41. Delhi. Hindu College. https://twitter.com/priyadarshism/status/1219504689546293248
42. Goa. Ponda. https://twitter.com/ResistCAA/status/1218960399954919424 (slightly old)
43. Karnataka. Bangalore: Shivajinagar. https://twitter.com/dpkBopanna/status/1219512149908713472 and https://twitter.com/Chethan_Dash/status/1219511921147146240
44. Karnataka. Bangalore. https://twitter.com/FeignShourie/status/1219441146058792960
45. Karnataka. Gulbarga. https://twitter.com/_PraveenPawar/status/1219642729757433858
46. Kerala. Kaladi. https://twitter.com/Samar_Anarya/status/1219488008300187648
47. Kerala. Calicut. https://twitter.com/t_arifali/status/1219615384589889536
48. Mah. Ahmednagar: https://twitter.com/FahadTISS/status/1219264798979846144
49. Mah. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/MumbAgainstCAB/status/1219458552005160960
50. Mah. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/NabiyaKhan11/status/1219288411116204032
51. Mah. Solapur. https://twitter.com/RanaAyyub/status/1219140008961024000
52. Mah. Sillod: https://twitter.com/FahadTISS/status/1219236302761025536
53. Nagaland. https://twitter.com/chophika_sumi/status/1218818830278873088
54. Nagaland. Dimapur. https://twitter.com/dimapurtoday/status/1218865052540788736
55. Odisha. Cuttack. https://twitter.com/OmmcomNews/status/1219215305064341504
56. Punjab. Amritsar: https://twitter.com/NeelkamalTOI/status/1219615288574038016
57. Punjab. Yamunanagar. https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1219519206695174144
58. Rajasthan: Sikar: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1219268612667527169
59. Telangana. https://twitter.com/TheHansIndiaWeb/status/1219359441507631105 and https://twitter.com/AmrithaMohan10/status/1219200288252256256
60. Tripura. https://twitter.com/KVajpayaee/status/1219532465758277632
61. TN. Chennai. https://twitter.com/IWF_Writers/status/1219576810960084993
62. TN. Chennai. https://twitter.com/tncpim/status/1219522354700677121
63. UP. Azamgarh: https://twitter.com/abufulaan/status/1219633968682819584
64. UP. Varanasi: https://twitter.com/naukarshah/status/1219243572135972865
65. WB. Kolkata. https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1219248697613045762

28 January, 2020. Tuesday
Did another scan of #caa_nrc_protests across India.
A week had passed since the previous one (link to that thread at the end). And so, here, the mood of the nation between 27/28 Jan. India has seen large mobilisations on 26th. And larger ones are planned for 30th as well. And so, how have we fared on relatively humdrum 26/27 Jan?
At this time, India has over 50 Sit-In protests like the one at Shaheen Bagh. Plus a bunch of meetings/conferences about Caa/NRC/NPR. I have not found visuals for most of these. And so, I mostly focus on marches/processions. https://twitter.com/NrcProtest/status/1220539311348539393
1. Assam. Tinsukhia: https://twitter.com/NagrikSatyagrah/status/1222094685776146432
2. Bihar. Amer: https://twitter.com/AadilHasanAdv1/status/1222135520072847361
3. Bihar. Gaya: https://twitter.com/ASHHAR_HUSSAIN/status/1222121133891190785
4. Bihar. Katihar: https://twitter.com/aimim_national/status/1222068677182246912
5. Bihar. Patna: https://twitter.com/TheSNFD/status/1221846625238183942
6. Chhattisgarh. Raipur: https://twitter.com/RaipurSatyagrah/status/1222065250213613568
7. Delhi: LNJP Colony: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1221847804898938880
8. Delhi: Shaheen Bagh: https://twitter.com/waseemjourno/status/1222147728492253184 and https://twitter.com/geetv79/status/1221792435572887552
9. Delhi:Khureji: https://twitter.com/TheQuint/status/1221998130410835968
10. Delhi:Nizamuddin: https://twitter.com/ImAbdy/status/1221838321262837761. Also, Delhi. Nizamuddin: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1221509317498671104 and https://twitter.com/rkarnad/status/1221538680239640576
11. Delhi:Turkman Gate: https://twitter.com/sanjukta/status/1222016109282353153
12. Goa. Panjim: https://twitter.com/CAANRCProtests/status/1221494553988878336
13. Kerala. https://twitter.com/ameen_ul_insan/status/1222142176873762817
14. Ktaka. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/NoorZahira2/status/1222124495890026496
15. Ktaka. Bidar: https://twitter.com/NewsRaghav/status/1222099872783818752. Also see this snap: https://twitter.com/keypadguerilla/status/1222111912239874049
16. Ktaka. Hubli: https://twitter.com/mrajshekhar/status/1222093167551336449
17. Ktaka. Raichur: https://twitter.com/s_kanth/status/1221911603043397632.
I wonder too if #caa_nrc_protests are on the cusp of another discontinuity. We started with marches and then Sit-In protests suddenly snowballed. In the last two days, I see the start of dalit/tribal protests.
18. Tribals: MP. Jhanda Chowk: https://twitter.com/indscribe/status/1221838876580302848
19. MP. Barwani: https://twitter.com/RaheemSS4/status/1222079597644091395
20. Dalits: A case in point: https://twitter.com/HarishPihal/status/1222198733737037827
Another case in point, from two days ago: https://twitter.com/SalilShetty/status/1221340292512534537
21. Dalits: Ktaka. Bangalore: https://www.deccanherald.com/city/bengaluru-politics/india-in-grip-of-terror-politics-kannada-writer-devanur-mahadeva-798403.html. A third large demographic, that of migrant workers, is starting to experience #caa-induced vulnerability as well. You saw these two links? https://twitter.com/dhanyarajendran/status/1220565284152459265 and https://twitter.com/dhanyarajendran/status/1221372351570313216?s=21
And now, back to our count.
22. Mah. Amravati: https://twitter.com/IndiasMuslims/status/1222118331441983488
23. Mah. Govandi: https://twitter.com/MansoorAzad/status/1222115309395435520
24. Mah. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/Fatima_Z0hra/status/1222178434924695552 and https://twitter.com/CAANRCProtests/status/1222174837747019778
25. Mah. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/MumbaiMirror/status/1222178598842298368
26. Mah. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1221867044393701377
27. Mah. Mumbai: Madanpura: https://twitter.com/rais_shk/status/1221808475237384192
28. Mah. Mumbra: https://twitter.com/skshoeb2010/status/1222164363907219461
29. MP. Burhanpur: https://twitter.com/RiyazSh13150786/status/1222202147372072962
30. MP. Rewa: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1222129825684418561
31. Rajasthan. Jaipur: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1221684078702780416
32. Tamil Nadu. Avadi: https://twitter.com/KNavaskani/status/1222145640135680000
33. Tamil Nadu. Chennai: https://twitter.com/digitaldutta/status/1222105729726742528
34. Tamil Nadu.Tirupur: https://twitter.com/dyfisrp/status/1222052246776496129
35. Telangana. Hyderabad: https://twitter.com/Iqbal63894000/status/1222133862744104960
36. Telangana. Hyderabad: https://twitter.com/TigerTmysore/status/1221724799228973056
37. UP. Deoband: https://twitter.com/SamiKhan_CPJ/status/1221893377542651905
38. UP. Lucknow: https://twitter.com/betwasharma/status/1221758972668956674
39. UP. Nawada: https://twitter.com/Sid__for_u/status/1221795618596642816
40. Utt. Dehradun: https://twitter.com/AU_DehradunNews/status/1222084302856343554 (This is new. I have not seen many protests in Himachal and Uttarakhand till now)
41. WB: Kolkata: https://twitter.com/pennewstweet/status/1222090261318160385
42. WB: Kolkata: https://twitter.com/sumonseng/status/1222193561141006336

For comparision. Threads on previous scans.
7 Jan: https://twitter.com/mrajshekhar/status/1214613404234596356 (64 protests)
17 Jan: https://twitter.com/mrajshekhar/status/1218167913653235712 (56)
21 Jan: https://twitter.com/mrajshekhar/status/1219655259666014208 (74)
28 Jan, in contrast, stands at 16 states, 44 locations per this provisional count – but I missed about 40 Sit-Ins. Plus the start of tribal and dalit protests. Please let me know about others I have missed. I will add. (Update: Uh, these are the threads that got deleted).

5 February, 2020.
To start with, see this tweet by @bhanupriya_rao: “So, @thoughtisdead and I are curating and mapping women led #NRC_CAA_NPR protests in India. In 50 days, we mapped 30 protests. Sit-Ins are increasing everyday. They are spreading to small towns like Tonk, Sambhal, Hingoli, Vaniyambadi. https://twitter.com/BehanBox/status/1223547205816111105
1. Andaman: Old but still… https://twitter.com/s_kanth/status/1223556391970861057 (there have been protests earlier in Lakshadweep)
2. Assam: https://twitter.com/NagarajuParlap1/status/1224586634689073152
3. Guwahati: https://twitter.com/akramaliIYC/status/1223840950255927302
4. Bengal. Nadia: https://twitter.com/TehzeebTvIndia/status/1224645783720300544
5. Malda: https://twitter.com/ShahirK49785813/status/1224250853546024960
6. Utt: Dehradun: https://twitter.com/INCUttarakhand/status/1224700144093777920
Bihar continues to be one of the best reported places for #caa_nrc_protests.
7-15. Nine places in Darbhanga alone. Nari Gaura Boram, Qilaghat and Lalbagh in Darbhanga town, Pali Ghanshyampur, Naptolia in Benipur, Lawam, Ali Nagar, Shivdhara, Deorabandhauli in Jale block. https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224369701150609408. Also see: https://twitter.com/kanhaiyakumar/status/1224657475045117952
16. Ara: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224523931916259329
17. Supaul: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224525242011283457
18. Bettiah: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524997395283968
19. Motihari: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524856722505728 (and this too happened, https://twitter.com/NrcProtest/status/1224266293869600768)
20. Sitamarhi: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524714367864833
21. Patna: Sabzibagh: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524480015302657
22. Patna: Gandhi Maidan: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224369015742595072
23. Shantibagh: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524364097499138
24. Nawada: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524232349999105
25. Sasaram: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224524080944017408
26. Bihar Sharif: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224523759995871233
27. Katihar: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224370248750493696
28. Muzaffarpur: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224369496531423232
29. Samastipur: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224369253798662144
30. Patna: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224369137356378112
31. Siwan: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224368719331151873
32. Azamnagar: https://twitter.com/jap4bihar/status/1224609713477697536
33. Aurungabad: https://twitter.com/jap4bihar/status/1224149471266668544
34. Chhattisgarh: Risali: https://twitter.com/TribalArmy/status/1224358339007565828. Also, from Raipur, a day old but still… https://twitter.com/RaipurSatyagrah/status/1223809511804170246
35. Rajasthan: Tonk: https://www.firstindia.co.in/rajasthan-news/bjp-leader-attacked-by-mob-for-his-caa-speech-in-tonk/
36. Delhi. Khureji/Shastri Park: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224525356008214529
(Not quite a protest but still. https://twitter.com/saahilmenghani/status/1224594467744706563)
37. Hauz Rani: https://twitter.com/nehadixit123/status/1223170211081113600
38. Jamia: https://twitter.com/PinjraTod/status/1224251651030040577, https://twitter.com/betwasharma/status/1224070416995516416 (and the counterprotest: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224644808897155073). And this brave woman who called them out. https://twitter.com/wajihulla/status/1224656392889556993
39. Shaheen Bagh: https://twitter.com/Shaheenbaghoff1/status/1224322222015307776 and https://twitter.com/007AliSohrab/status/1224070580401344512
40. Mustafabad: https://twitter.com/ImAbdy/status/1224408314122891264
41. Nizamuddin: https://twitter.com/NrcProtest/status/1224697872181891073
42-43. Gujarat: Two in Ahmedabad: https://twitter.com/RiyazAliIdrish1/status/1224703578431946753
44. Modasa: https://twitter.com/shakirshaikh882/status/1224718538134278145
45. Patan: https://twitter.com/devdesai74/status/1224547067152019456
46. Haryana: Mewat: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224368600330326017
47. Jharkhand. Kadru. https://t.co/tR1TeJ0Bwy?amp=1
48. Kerala: https://twitter.com/abdulla_naseeh/status/1224665809600925700
49. Kannur: https://twitter.com/NrcProtest/status/1224137185697263616
50. Trivandrum: https://twitter.com/_SwarajIndia/status/1224325303842947074
51. Ktaka. Blore. Shivajinagar: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224664861818355712
52. Townhall: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224317639880663040
53. Mangalore: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224236208542420993
54. Bidar: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224532490984910848
55. Yadgir: https://twitter.com/BashirAhmadMK/status/1224699890606866432
56. Bangalore: https://twitter.com/peopleofindiaka/status/1224678598314844160
57. Mah: Pune: https://twitter.com/Kamalakar_Shete/status/1224622761945051136
58. Mumbai: https://twitter.com/ThePeopleOfIN/status/1224630293597913089
59. Mumbai Bagh: https://twitter.com/aishe_ghosh/status/1224199781775364097 (and https://twitter.com/NrcProtest/status/1224245550586843136)
60. Malegaon: https://twitter.com/Vicky18858023/status/1224706554915704835
61. Kalyan: https://twitter.com/ManzarSaniya/status/1224361423918096384
62. MP: Jabalpur: https://twitter.com/Aslam_Baig_Mirz/status/1224528816250314752
63. Indore: https://twitter.com/dbpostnews/status/1224222352231161860
64. Bina, Sagar: https://twitter.com/DD_NEWSMP/status/1224201379788406784
65. Punjab: Jalandhar: https://twitter.com/QutqutG/status/1224589817746321408
66. TN: Vaniyambadi: https://twitter.com/jabbasha/status/1224630137376759808
67. Signature campaign by DMK: https://twitter.com/mani_yathra/status/1224683565197209600
68. Coimbatore: https://twitter.com/zeesalaamtweet/status/1224133253805723648
69. Madurai: https://twitter.com/velloreaasif/status/1224667447736725506 (And this happened too if you want to make a quick crore. Namakkal: https://twitter.com/vjnam/status/1224375462119428099)
70. Pondicherry: https://twitter.com/AgainstCAAMlpm/status/1224243649262669824
71. Telangana. Kareemnagar: https://twitter.com/kparveen2005/status/1224700142319632384. Also see: https://twitter.com/suJournalist/status/1224322958027444225
72. Hyderabad: https://twitter.com/ErphanHakh/status/1224721855761670144
73. Shivarampally: https://twitter.com/TheHansIndiaWeb/status/1224079731085037568
74. UP. AMU: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224525484899192832
75. Muradabad: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224368530042212360
76. Deoband: https://twitter.com/mwzafar/status/1224368419513913347
77. Lucknow: https://twitter.com/sadafjafar/status/1224093941999468544

ENDS.

PS: That was in 2020. And we all know what happened to these protests in the end. Delhi riots, state crackdowns and Covid. In 2021, I did another similar collation of snowballing events. Again as a hedge against forgetting what it was like to live through a tiny epoch — the second wave of Covid. See that here.

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