Parveena Ahangar, the Iron Lady of Kashmir, is a human rights activist & the co-founder of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons.
Sir, if you really want to empower women, go to Shaheen Bagh and have a conversation. They wait for you in peace.
Anti Pakistan sentiments are blatantly celebrated in the name of cross border tension and at times, wrapped in the cover of sports and cultural superiority.
As one steps into the dusty, hot streets of Washermenpet, the site of Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh, one can feel the determinism and resolute of the Muslim women who refuse to move.
Students, allies and especially the current targets of the BJP government, Muslims, hesitate before they share something on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram but they do it anyway because there is a huge number of people before us who still refuse to engage.
Especially the ‘close friendship’ between the Prime Minister of the country and Donald Trump along with the celebratory nature of the event makes Modi morally complicit and an enabler.
In a time of increasing persecution of Muslims, we still come across people who believe that the existing BJP government will lead India to a bright future.
Using information on Social Media, I noted down the location of all the CAA protests and found out that five of them were going on in East Delhi.
The ambiguous nature of our respective identities only cemented when we saw how the Tibetan diaspora community and the ‘Free Tibet Movement’ at large was not inclusive of the mixed-heritage children.
Delhi elections was a loss for the BJP, but it wasn’t a loss for Hindutva politics. The AAP might not be the same as BJP, but it isn’t too different either.