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.

Anti-encroachment drive: Shaheen Bagh residents block roads to stop bulldozers

09 May 2022

India
Anti-encroachment drive: Shaheen Bagh residents block roads to stop bulldozers

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.

Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

13 Feb 2021

India
Right to protest can't be anywhere, anytime, says SC

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."

Don't make farmers' protest another Shaheen Bagh: Centre tells Opposition

03 Feb 2021

Politics
Don't make farmers' protest another Shaheen Bagh: Centre tells Opposition

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.

Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

02 Jan 2021

India
Farmers threaten to shut petrol-pumps, malls if January-4 talks fail

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.

Kangana slams Diljit and Priyanka for 'misleading' farmers

11 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Kangana slams Diljit and Priyanka for 'misleading' farmers

Actor Kangana Ranaut has trained her guns against her Bollywood colleagues amid the ongoing farmers' protest.

Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut

03 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut

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.

Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice over fake tweet

03 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice over fake tweet

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."

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

25 Nov 2020

India
Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

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.

Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

07 Oct 2020

India
Public places can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bagh

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.

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

14 Sep 2020

India
Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

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.

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

17 Aug 2020

Politics
Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

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).

Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

03 Aug 2020

India
Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

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.

Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

10 Jun 2020

India
Delhi riots: Police files chargesheets, gun-toting Shahrukh mentioned

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.

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

22 Apr 2020

India
Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

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.

Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

24 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus lockdown: After 100+ days, Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared

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).

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

24 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

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.

Shaheen Bagh: Petrol bomb hurled near protest site; none injured

22 Mar 2020

India
Shaheen Bagh: Petrol bomb hurled near protest site; none injured

A petrol bomb was thrown in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh near an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site, police officials confirmed on Sunday.

Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

21 Mar 2020

India
Shaheen Bagh protesters to defy Janata curfew, agitation will continue

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.

Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

18 Mar 2020

India
Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

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.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

17 Mar 2020

India
CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

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.

Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

16 Mar 2020

India
Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

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.

Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

01 Mar 2020

India
Heavy police deployment at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh; Section 144 imposed

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.

Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

26 Feb 2020

India
Let everything cool down first, says SC on Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on petitions seeking to shift the sit-in protests in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

25 Feb 2020

India
Delhi is burning. Whose fault is it?

Finding faults in your nation is simple, it is patriotism that requires work. You don't pelt stones, because you don't like the government. You don't torch buses, because you don't support a law passed in the Parliament.

Report submitted, SC to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on Wednesday

24 Feb 2020

India
Report submitted, SC to hear Shaheen Bagh matter on Wednesday

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.

Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

23 Feb 2020

Politics
Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

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.

Noida-Faridabad road, closed due to Shaheen Bagh protest, reopens briefly

21 Feb 2020

India
Noida-Faridabad road, closed due to Shaheen Bagh protest, reopens briefly

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.

Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

19 Feb 2020

Politics
Kejriwal meets Shah, Shaheen Bagh didn't come up during talks

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.

Others have rights too: SC-appointed mediators tell Shaheen Bagh protesters

19 Feb 2020

India
Others have rights too: SC-appointed mediators tell Shaheen Bagh protesters

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.

Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

18 Feb 2020

India
Sit-in agitation will continue, site might change: Shaheen Bagh protesters

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).

Supreme Court suggests shifting Shaheen Bagh protest; appoints mediator

17 Feb 2020

India
Supreme Court suggests shifting Shaheen Bagh protest; appoints mediator

The Supreme Court on Monday appointed two senior lawyers to act as mediators with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

16 Feb 2020

India
Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

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.

Myths and lies surrounding Arvind Kejriwal's recent win

14 Feb 2020

Politics
Myths and lies surrounding Arvind Kejriwal's recent win

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.

Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

13 Feb 2020

Politics
Statements like "Goli Maaro" shouldn't have been made: Amit Shah

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.

Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

11 Feb 2020

Politics
Delhi election highlights: Who won and who lost?

As the counting of votes for the Delhi Assembly elections began earlier today, it became evident that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party was set to win.

#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

11 Feb 2020

Politics
#DelhiElections: What's happening at seats where anti-CAA protests took place

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.

Delhi Elections: AAP zooms past majority mark in early trends

11 Feb 2020

Politics
Delhi Elections: AAP zooms past majority mark in early trends

Tuesday morning brought a wave of happiness for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the counting for Delhi Assembly elections began.

Delhi Elections: Counting begins; will Kejriwal win this prestige battle?

11 Feb 2020

Politics
Delhi Elections: Counting begins; will Kejriwal win this prestige battle?

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.

'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

10 Feb 2020

India
'Four-month-old goes to protest': Shaheen Bagh's infant death angers SC

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.

'Indefinite' protest can't happen on public-road: SC on Shaheen Bagh

10 Feb 2020

India
'Indefinite' protest can't happen on public-road: SC on Shaheen Bagh

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.

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