Shaheen Bagh protest: The Shaheen Bagh protest against the new citizenship law continues in the national capital. On Wednesday, Jan 29, 2019, several hundreds of women and elderly women will head towards Jantar Mantar to continue their agitation. As per reports, several Jamia Millia University and Jawahar Lal University students will also join the protest.
Elderly women who are known as dadis of Shaheen Bagh who are primarily leading the anti-CAA outrage is expected to address the crowd at Jantar Mantar.
The protest is commonly known as Chalo Jantar Mantar.
It has been over a month since the protestors are expressing their anguish against the new CAA bill and National Register of citizens. Protestors are no sooner to end their sit-in before the government accept their demand of rolling back the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens.
In the wake of the anti-CAA bill NRC and EVMs, the Bahujan Kranti Morcha in association with the Kurnool JAC for Protection of Constitution has initiated Bharat Bandh on Wednesday. Apart from other organisations, several women who had participated in the Shaheen Bagh are also extending their support to the Bharat Bandh.
The citizenship law has created a stir. Several organisations and alrge number of crowd are expressing their disapproval to the newly formed citizenship law nad National Register citizens. As agitators are not ready to halt their protest, recently, BJP MP Parvesh Verma accused the Shaheen Bagh protesters that they will enter the houses and rape sisters and daughters if they are not removed from the spot.
According to the newly formed ctizenship law, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have taken refuge in India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014 will be granted Indian citizenship. They will not be treated as illegal immigrants following facing religious persecution.