As of Thursday evening, the hashtags #IndiaAgainstCAA and #CAAProtest were among Twitter’s top trends in India, with more than 300,000 tweets.
On photo-sharing app Instagram, posts offering advice on everything from what to take to a demonstration to what to do if you are detained by police have gone viral.
Politics has even made it to TikTok – which, like WhatsApp and Facebook, has more users in India than anywhere else and is usually a showcase for amateur Bollywood dance performances.
Now the Chinese-made platform is being used to share montages of marching students and videos — set to music — of police beating demonstrators.
Mohammed Javed, 23, initially heard about the demonstrations on social media. On Thursday afternoon, he made his way to a protest in Mumbai — his first.
“When I saw my friends sharing videos about this issue on TikTok and Instagram, I felt that I needed to be here,” he told AFP.