In 2020, the top court faced a barrage of criticism over allegations of not acting swiftly towards the plight of lakhs of migrant workers.
On December 15, 2019 the Shaheen Bagh protests began. A year later, those protests still hold many distinctions and here’s why
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Shaheen Bagh in South Delhi was the hub of the agitation against the citizenship amendment act earlier this year, before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
Arbaeen is not just a pilgrimage but also a protest gathering of people from across the globe—protesting against injustice, not allowing the world to forget what happened at Karbala.
The top court's verdict came on a plea against the anti-CAA protests which had led to blocking of a road in Shaheen Bagh in the national capital last December.
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.
Khurrana shares the honours with four other Indians – Prime minister Narendra Modi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the UK-based doctor of Indian origin, Ravindra Gupta, who found a cure to AIDS and the 82-year-old Bilkis Dadi of the Shaheen Bagh fame.
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.
The eviction comes two days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the national capital was going into a complete lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has already claimed over 13,000 lives worldwide.
The court was hearing the petitions seeking the removal of protesters from Shaheen Bagh, where a huge demonstration against the newly amended citizenship law and proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) has been on for over two months now.
The protesters have opened a small portion of a road leading to Kalindi Kunj so that locals can pass through it with their two-wheelers.
On Wednesday, the first round of dialogue between mediators and the anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh lasted almost an hour.
Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar ride on a bullock cart to reach Vidhanasoudha for the assembly session, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri and State Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, arrives at Vidhanasoudha in Bengaluru. Birla addressed the joint session in the Karnataka...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
CPIM MLAs stage a protest after they were not allowed to discuss some issues in the Legislative Assembly, in Agartala.PTI Photo
Commuters on a road during heavy rain in SuratPTI Photo
Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers raise slogans during a protest to demand hike in wages and permanent jobs, in Bengaluru.PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
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