TIME magazine’s focus on the Shaheen Bagh Dadi also signifies that people’s protests in India and the causes being fought for on the streets in the face of brutal crackdowns by state agencies have gained global recognition.
Bilkis was one of those who had been sitting there ever since Indian government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act, which could block Muslims from citizenship in the country and she continued through the cold winter.
The top court's observation came while reserving the verdict on a batch of pleas against the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests which had led to blocking of a road in Shaheen Bagh in Delhi last December.
Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act activist and Aligarh Muslim University student Sharjeel Usmani, who was released from jail last week after being granted bail by the Aligarh sessions court, says the movement will bloom again.
A Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde, A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the applicants be released on bail on the condition that they will not participate in any violent activities or meetings.