The Brave Women of Shaheen Bagh Give ‘Chalo Jantar Mantar’ Call

Shaheen Bagh
Women and children have been keeping alive their protest against the contentious CAA Image:Twitter

In a latest development from the most vibrant and active political ground in Delhi in  recent times- Shaheen Bagh, the protestors have given a call for walking up to the Jantar Mantar for registering their protest. The Shaheen Bagh area has been witnessing a massive protest against the CAA by hundred of women through a sustained sit-in protest over the last many weeks. 

They have decided to walk from Shaheen Bagh to Jantar Mantar today after a month long sit-in. As per reports, students of Jamia Milia Islamia and JNU are likely to join the protestors from Shaheen Bagh as they march to Jantar Mantar. It is interesting to note that even the elderly women who have been protesting at Shaheen Bagh and are fondly called the ‘dadis(grandmothers)of Shaheen Bagh’ will be taking part on the march against CAA, NRC,NPR. 

These elderly women are also expected to address protestors at Jantar Mantar today. These protestors are opposing the contentious CAA and have been protesting at Shaheen Bagh since the last one month. 

The protest is primarily being led by women and hundreds have been flocking in thousands every day. These protestors say they will continue their agitation until the government decides to roll back the Citizenship(Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens.

Yesterday, an armed man alleged to have links with a political party entered the protest area at Shaheen Bagh and threatened the protestors there. A video clip of the alleged incident shows a man holding a gun.

According to India’s amended citizenship law, members of the Hindu, Silh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31,2014 after facing religious persecution there will not be treated as illegal immigrants and will be granted Indian citizenship. 

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