On January 26, protesters at Shaheen Bagh hoisted the national flag to mark India’s 71st Republic Day. The flag was hoisted by the three dadis of Shaheen Bagh and Radhika Vemula, Rohith Vemula’s mother.
Pictures by: Ajit Krishna
When the national anthem was sung, people were asked to put away their mobile phones and stand at attention. Everybody complied.
The protest at Shaheen Bagh has been led by the women who live here. Working women join after work, while some have been staying at the protest site.
Aishe Ghosh, JNUSU’s president, joined the protestors at Shaheen Bagh on January 26. She spoke about how women have become the face of the anti-CAA protests. ‘Auraton ka inquilab’ has become a rallying cry of the movement.
A burqa-clad woman holds up a map of India at Shaheen Bagh.
A woman holds up a photo of B.R. Ambedkar. At Shaheen Bagh, walls have been painted and an informal art gallery has been created. Singers and theatre artistes have been performing regularly to show solidarity with the women.