Protesting in a pandemic: National lockdown over coronavirus outbreak changes how Bilal Bagh's women carry on anti-CAA fight
On the morning of 24 March, hours after the protest site at Shaheen Bagh had been cleared by the Delhi Police, five women in Bengaluru’s Bilal Bagh sat waiting for the inevitable. It had been 46 days since they had begun their sit-in protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, and they knew the police would come knocking any minute.
Bengaluru’s Bilal Bagh shows new protest culture — one that replaces angry men with women of quiet strength
Sites like Bengaluru's Bilal Bagh are offering women a safe and inclusive place to sit together and be united in their disagreements with the state.