Civil Society groups armed with placards bearing different inscriptions, are currently protesting the “Protection from Internet falsehoods and manipulation and other related matters bill 2019’, popularly referred to as the Hate Speech Bill.
The bill could mean the death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech.
It was initially thrown out following a barrage of attacks, resurfaced suddenly a fortnight ago, going through two readings in just two weeks.
The proposed law says that any person who commits an offence of the kind described could be jailed for life.
The protest is holding across major cities in the country.