The former UP chief minister also demanded a probe against police personnel involved in such incidents.
The minister, facing one of the biggest law and order challenges in recent times, said that he has been personally talking to people and leaders to remove misunderstandings.
The pro-CAA rally saw Tejasvi Surya and social activist Chakravarthy Sulibele blaming the Congress and Pakistan for misleading the public over the implications of the new Act.
Over a thousand people, including a large number of children and women participated in the protest organised by the Masjid Quereshia Jamat in Chepauk on Sunday morning.
Citizens from all walks of life are expected to take part in the ‘People’s long march’ from Kaloor Stadium to Cochin Shipyard at 1 pm.
According to a section within the party, Mullappally’s stance is clear as far as the Congress cadres are concerned.
As soon as the rally began, more people quickly joined in the march.
Insha Showket, who works with a corporate firm, said she had to leave early from her office in Gurugram, given the situation on the streets.
The Delhi Police have requested the people to not spread rumours and cooperate with the police while holding protests against the Act, 2019 in the national capital.
Gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh and Munirka were also closed.
A union of state government employees had earlier announced a ‘cease work’ stir against the law.
Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C Raju said CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, who is expected to visit the PM on December 19, would stress the need to provide dual citizenship for Tamil refugees
The students who raised slogans against the Union Government also burned the effigies of Modi and Amit Shah.
After a clash between protesters and police during a demonstration near Jamia Millia Islamia, at least 26 injured people were taken to the Holy Family Hospital.
The university administration has decided to adopt this alternative approach to keep the academic session within its scheduled time.