Bhatt said “Our silence will not save us and neither will the government’s. The ruling party has actually united us. Students (protesting against CAA-NRC) are giving us the message that it’s time to raise our voices. We will not stop until we are heard loud and clear. Dissent is the greatest form of patriotism.”
Certainly, the present nation-wide student activism against CAA and violence in campuses will become an important part of Indian history.
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.
When so many voices around you boom with the cry of “Azaadi”, you feel like change is possible.
‘Hum Dekhenge’ was a charismatic and popular poem, but it attained iconic status and became a universal anthem of protest and endurance after Iqbal Bano rendered it in 1986.
In a systematic manner, while many students were seen facilitating road traffic, hundreds of others assembled in solidarity to oppose CAA and the police crackdown that allegedly left many students traumatized and injured.
The history of student protests in India are as old as the pre-independence era. The first student protest in undivided India took place in 1920 in King Edward Medical College, Lahore, against academic discrimination between Indian and English pupils.
There are many who are watching the uproar over Citizenship Amendment Act from sidelines. They feel it is not their problem. They feel it is not their business. But if this is your country, your people, then how is it not your business?
Amidst protests, we delve into how the Citizenship Amendment Act has invoked a feeling of estrangement among the Muslim community.