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Poetry at Shaheen Bagh

At Shaheen Bagh - or similar protests across the country, such as at Park Circus in Kolkata - women have emerged as the face of the protests

Shaheen Bagh protests
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Shaheen Bagh protests

Uttaran Das Gupta
At the Shaheen Bagh metro station on the magenta line, one has to cross a metal footbridge to reach the South Delhi neighbourhood that has become synonymous with protests against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act or the CAA. A friend who went with me to the area — one of our several visits — on Sunday, January 19, pointed out how the footbridge was ill-lit. “Compare this to the metro station at upscale Jor Bagh, which has far less human traffic than this area,” she said. “See how well-lit and clean that is — even infrastructure delivery has class distinctions.”

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First Published: Jan 31 2020 | 9:33 PM IST

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