Shaheen Bagh started off with just fifty women on the first day of the protest. It has now inspired women-led sit-in protests against CAA across India.
Shaheen Bagh used to be just another metro stop for a lot of Delhites until a handful of women decided to stage a sit-in protest against the violence at Jamia Millia University and demanding the withdrawal of CAA-NRC-NPR.
A movement that started off with just fifty women on the first day of the protest is now seeing thousands of people visiting the makeshift camp on the Noida-Kalindi Kunj-Madhura link road. Even during the night of January 5, when JNU violence happened, the widespread rumours about the violence spreading to Shaheen Bagh didn’t deter the protestors from participating.
This strong-hearted resolution has won the women of Shaheen Bagh many admirers across India and inspired pockets of sit-in protests by women across the country. An organisation called Hum Bharat Ke Log (National Action against Citizenship Amendment) in its official twitter handle @ThepeopleofIN listed out thirteen women-led protests across the country inspired by Shaheen Bagh.