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The Idea of India: A Tribute To Shaheen Bagh | HuffPost India

The Idea of India: A Tribute To Shaheen Bagh | HuffPost India

Topic: Shaheen Bagh

“We look at Shaheen Bagh now, wondering how this leaderless protest, fronted by grandmothers and mothers from Muslim families, blossomed into a battleground for secular values.” – HuffPost

Welcome to the latest instalment of The Idea of IndiaHuffPost India’s monthly conversation about how we see ourselves as a people and as a nation.

In this instalment, we look at the south Delhi locality of Shaheen Bagh, home to a two-month long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, and a refuge for all those who opposed a law that makes religion the basis of granting Indian citizenship.

We look at Shaheen Bagh now, wondering how this leaderless protest, fronted by grandmothers and mothers from Muslim families, blossomed into a battleground for secular values, an epicentre of resistance, and why it tugs at our heartstrings. We look at it, wondering how the daadis of Shaheen Bagh have quietly withstood some of the the coldest nights ever recorded in Delhi, the endless flow of taunts and fibs from the highest echelons of power, and the ever-present threat of violence. We look at it, wondering how the Supreme Court of India will respond to calls to shut it down.

Read More at: The Idea of India: A Tribute To Shaheen Bagh | HuffPost India

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