Following the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which speeds up Indian citizenship for persecuted religious minorities of the three neighbouring Islamic countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, violent protests had erupted in the national capital and other parts of the country. Following a call of Sharjeel Imam, the radical Islamist and JNU student who is currently arrested on charges of sedition, few women belonging to Muslim community sat on a protest at Shaheen Bagh. They blocked a bus stop and a main road causing severe problems to the public of Delhi. For about three months now, these so-called ‘protesters’ in Shaheen Bagh have blocked one of the busiest thoroughfares in the national capital in protest against the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Even as the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called off all religious, family, social, political or cultural gathering in the wake of threat due to Coronavirus in the national Capital, the iconic Shaheen Bagh ‘protest’ site is not going to get empty anytime soon. The ‘protestors’ have refused to follow the containment orders and decided not to curl off their protest.
The Muslim women sitting there, carrying on the feigned peaceful protest to supposedly save the constitutional rights of the (so-called) minorities in the country by shouting pro-Pakistan and Hinduphobic slogans like “Jinnah Wali Azadi”, demanding another partition of the country, have said blatantly that the protest will go on undeterred and that they will not comply with the Delhi government’s orders.
From what is coming across, the ‘protestors’ present at Shaheen Bagh have made this demonstration more into an ego tussle. As days pass, it is panning out to be indeed not the “right to dissent”, as initially claimed, but an attempt to tyrannize their views on others, which is indeed anti-India and blatantly Hindophobic in nature. And to do so, these protestors are ready to go to any extreme lengths. Even the death of an infant has not deterred these people from carrying out the diabolic agenda.
In one of the most heart-wrenching of recent times, four-month-old infant Mohammed Jahan lost his life after suffering from severe cold and congestion during anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh. However, Nazia, the mother of the four-month-old infant Mohammad Jahan, has been unapologetic about her son’s death. Instead, she had chosen to ignore his death and rejoin the ‘protests’ at the Shaheen Bagh.
A shocking video had also gone viral across social media platforms in which kids are seen holding posters of the four-month-old infant Mohammed Jahan who died at Shaheen Bagh. One of the protestors in the background had claimed that the death of the four-month-old kid was nothing but a ‘Qurbani’ or sacrifice for the anti-CAA movement. They have used small kids, who seem to have no idea regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, as ‘props’ at these protests.
These unsympathetic and hard-hearted ‘protestors’ seem to have zero respect for public safety and human life. The selfish ‘protestors’ do not care whether their own children are dying. And now, amidst coronavirus outbreak, they will sit in for protests in groups of 45 people to circumvent the Delhi government order prohibiting gathering of 50 or more people. This just goes out to show that they do not care for public health and safety either.
This more so when their protests are misplaced. Their protest against the CAA is not to protect themselves because CAA is not applicable to Indians, Muslims or otherwise. The women are protesting because they do not want the persecuted religious minorities of neighbouring Islamic countries to get faster Indian citizenship. And now after the deaths of the infants, they don’t care whether their selfish ‘protests’ are creating a health hazard.