Shaheen Bagh protests
2019–20 protests in India
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The Shaheen Bagh protest was a sit-in peaceful protest, led by women, that began in response to the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in both houses of Parliament on 11 December 2019 and the ensuing police intervention against students at Jamia Millia Islamia who were opposing the Amendment. Protesters have agitated not only against the citizenship issues of the CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), but also against police brutality, unemployment, poverty and for women's safety. Mainly consisting of Muslim women, the protesters at Shaheen Bagh, since 14 December 2019, have blocked a road in New Delhi using non-violent resistance for 101 days as of 24 March 2020. It became the longest protest against CAA-NRC-NPR.As a precautionary measure Delhi Police have barricaded the neighbouring major highways around the area. Following the North East Delhi riots, police barricading and presence in the area increased with over ten companies, 1000 personnel, being assigned to Shaheen Bagh. The protests ended up on 24 March 2020 as Delhi Police vacated the site due to coronavirus pandemic.
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MHA says no meeting scheduled as Shaheen Bagh protesters decide to 'meet' Amit Shah on SundayShah had earlier this week said he was ready to meet anyone who wanted to discuss issues related to CAA with him.
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Shaheen Bagh protesters to 'meet' Amit Shah on Sunday; no meeting scheduled, says MHAShah had earlier this week said he was ready to meet anyone who wanted to discuss issues related to CAA with him.
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