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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

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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