Shaheen Bagh Women
This is a striking act of resistance in a patriarchal country where women – but particularly Muslim women – have historically had their rights denied.
Nazia lost her son to a lethal cold he caught in the outdoor protests in Shaheen Bagh. She has rejoined the protests for the bright future of all the children.
Must women always be seen as puppets of men in their family who have outsourced their activism to them?
“I have grown up with sweet memories of a non-communal surrounding. So these conversations around citizenship based on religious identity hurt me a lot,” says Gul Bano.
Be it on the digital forefront or in the streets the voice of the Indian woman echoes everywhere. It is loud and clear and it knows what it wants.
“Seeing all that is happening in the country, I see a bleak future for my children. My girls watch police crackdown on the news and ask me whether the police will come to our house or not and beat us up like how they show on TV?” laments Neha Khan.