Articles about Shaheen Bagh Protest
The Shaheen Bagh protest was a non-violent sit-in protest that was mostly led by women in Delhi. The protest started on December 15, 2019, and ended on March 24, 2020. The protest was called in response to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It was known as the longest-running peaceful protest in modern India with more than 1,00,000 protesters being a part of it. Along with the CAA and NRC, the women also protested against the National Population Register, women’s safety, police brutality, unemployment, and poverty. The protest affected over 1,00,000 vehicles daily causing traffic jams and the Delhi Police barricaded major roads around the area. The protest began with only 10 to 15 women which later attracted many other locals and turned into a 24x7 protest. The protest mainly included Muslim women who were wearing burqa and hijab. It also included children, newborn babies, professionals, activists, students, and elderly women. Many protesters supported the unions opposing the government’s anti-labor policies while many others cited the Jamia Millia Islamia attack. The protesters also used various art forms including photos, paintings, posters, graffiti, banners, and murals to continue their protest. On January 26, 2020, they also celebrated Republic Day when they unfurled the National flag at the site. The protest also inspired various other protests in cities like Kolkata, Pune, Patna, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and many others.
09 May 2022India
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Monday started an "anti-encroachment drive" in the Shaheen Bagh neighborhood of South Delhi, prompting residents to stage a protest.
13 Feb 2021India
Junking a petition challenging last year's order on the Shaheen Bagh agitation, the Supreme Court said that the "right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime."
03 Feb 2021Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre urged the Opposition not to turn the ongoing farmers' agitation into "another Shaheen Bagh," while adding that the reforms were passed in the Parliament after many deliberations.
02 Jan 2021India
Farmer unions protesting the three newly-enacted central farm laws on Friday threatened to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana if the Centre fails to meet their demands during the next, seventh round of talks on January 4.
11 Dec 2020Entertainment
Actor Kangana Ranaut has trained her guns against her Bollywood colleagues amid the ongoing farmers' protest.
03 Dec 2020Entertainment
Yet again, actor Kangana Ranaut dominated the list of trends on social media, as she got involved in an ugly war-of-words with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh over a "misleading" tweet.
03 Dec 2020Entertainment
A legal notice has been issued to actor Kangana Ranaut over a tweet where she had falsely identified an old woman involved in the ongoing farmers' protest as Shaheen Bagh's "Bilkis Dadi."
25 Nov 2020India
In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.
07 Oct 2020India
In a declaration having far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said public places can't be occupied indefinitely, as it gave the verdict in the Right to Protest v/s The Right to Mobility matter, linked to the Shaheen Bagh sit-in agitation.
14 Sep 2020India
Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.
17 Aug 2020Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
03 Aug 2020India
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain has confessed to his involvement in the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi earlier this year, according to police records.
10 Jun 2020India
The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.
22 Apr 2020India
In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.
24 Mar 2020India
With Delhi tightening its curbs to restrict public movement and seriously discouraging gatherings, the Shaheen Bagh protest site was cleared this morning by the police, nearly 101 days after women started a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
24 Mar 2020India
In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.
22 Mar 2020India
A petrol bomb was thrown in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh near an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site, police officials confirmed on Sunday.
21 Mar 2020India
Putting theirs and the lives of dozens at risk, the protesters of Shaheen Bagh have decided to continue their agitation tomorrow when the entire nation has been requested to follow Janata curfew to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.
18 Mar 2020India
In the coronavirus outbreak scale, India currently stands at stage II, and for it to not snowball into the next stage, people are being discouraged from attending large gatherings.
17 Mar 2020India
The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.
16 Mar 2020India
Amid the growing threat of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in India, large gatherings were banned in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.
01 Mar 2020India
The Delhi Police on Sunday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have staged a sit-in demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act since mid-December.
26 Feb 2020India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on petitions seeking to shift the sit-in protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.
24 Feb 2020India
On Monday, the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court to talk to the protesters of Shaheen Bagh submitted their report in a sealed cover and the top court deferred the hearing to Wednesday, February 26.
23 Feb 2020Politics
The task of ending BJP's dry spell in Delhi was put on Manoj Tiwari, the Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician under whose leadership the saffron party won corporation polls in 2017 and all seven Lok Sabha seats last year.
21 Feb 2020India
An important road near Delhi, that was off-limits for commuters for the last 69 days, was opened for a brief period on Friday, reportedly due to Mahashivratri.
19 Feb 2020Politics
After sweeping Delhi Assembly polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block on Wednesday and had a "fruitful" conversation.
19 Feb 2020India
Two lawyers, who were appointed by the Supreme Court to talk with protesters of Shaheen Bagh, reached the locality in South Delhi on Wednesday and explained the rationale behind taking the agitation to some other location.
18 Feb 2020India
Shaheen Bagh, a small pocket in South Delhi, got a new identity in December when hundreds of women decided to sit on the streets to protest against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
17 Feb 2020India
The Supreme Court on Monday appointed two senior lawyers to act as mediators with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.
16 Feb 2020India
A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.
14 Feb 2020Politics
There are two pertinent problems with "young India" - they don't read and hence, have no patience for nuanced arguments; they are intolerant and hence, eager to put you in boxes.
13 Feb 2020Politics
Former BJP President and the number 2 in government, Amit Shah, has analyzed the poll debacle and blamed provocative statements by the leaders of his party for the same.
The counting for Delhi Assembly Elections is underway and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took a lead in early trends. This is naturally upsetting for BJP.
Tuesday morning brought a wave of happiness for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the counting for Delhi Assembly elections began.
The counting of votes for the 70-seated Delhi Assembly began at 8 am today, and in a few hours, the picture will be crystal clear.
10 Feb 2020India
The protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act is showing no signs of stopping and took an unfortunate turn after an infant died last month.
10 Feb 2020India
The protest at Shaheen Bagh can't continue on a public road 'indefinitely', the Supreme Court remarked on Monday while hearing two petitions filed in this regard.