The 82-year old dadi ‘Bilkis’ from Shaheen Bagh has become one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
This is a striking act of resistance in a patriarchal country where women – but particularly Muslim women – have historically had their rights denied.
Must women always be seen as puppets of men in their family who have outsourced their activism to them?
Ladeeda Sakhaloon is originally from the coastal city of Kannur in Kerala. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Arabic, first year, at Jamia Milia Islamia.
“It was a student-led protest but a lot of people from all age groups joined the protest and so there weren’t just young women but also older women who joined in forming the human chain.
Women want a change. They want a better, inclusive and safer world where they have an equal opportunity to the benefits of social, political and economic policies.
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.