Shaheen Bagh talks about International Women's Day, women across the country support the protest
NEW DELHI: Delhi, the epicenter of the protests against the new citizenship law, was a hotbed of women from various parts of the country who joined the agitation.
The protesters in Shaheen Bagh were joined by women from Lucknow, where a similar protest is held for more than 50 days, near riots in Delhi and social workers on Sunday.
Several women under the Sangathan flag visited Shaheen Bagh.
The women, who organized the protest for almost three months, said the support is encouraging and they are firm that the government retakes and discards the idea of the National Registry of Citizens.
With songs of 'Inquilab Zindabad' and 'Hindustan Zindabad', the protesters seemed optimistic.
Male volunteers said the peaceful protest in Shaheen Bagh has worsened despite recent violence in Delhi.
We are sitting here for the past 85 days and firmly believe that the government will have to recover CAA and NRC. We are receiving support from all over the country and we are happy that several people, including women, have come to join us, said Fatima, who is a local resident of Shaheen Bagh.
The professor, the honorary advisor of the Bhagat Singh Resource and Archives Center in Delhi, greeted brave women on International Women's Day and said they are an inspiration to everyone.
Today, on International Women's Day, I greet the brave women of Shaheen Bagh. Shaheen Bagh's women have inspired everyone and set an example for the world, he said in his speech at the meeting.
Shilpi Choudhary, who came from Lucknow, said inspired by the protest at Shaheen Bagh, a similar turmoil is happening in Lucknow for more than 50 days when women and children take the lead.
I have come from Lucknow to support you on International Women's Day. You have started a revolution and the government will have to recover CAA and NRC. I have come to tell you that we all support you in this, he said. .