Shaheen Bagh ‘dadis’ to meet Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday
Three elderly women, now popular and revered as the ‘dadis of Shaheen Bagh’, are going to meet Union Home Minister Amit shah at 2 pm on Sunday, February 16
Three elderly women, now popular and revered as the 'dadis of Shaheen Bagh', are going to meet Union Home Minister Amit shah at 2 pm on Sunday, February 16.
According to a news agency ANI, protesters at Shaheen Bagh say, "Amit Shah ji invited the entire country to come and meet him to discuss issues related to Citizenship Amendment Act. So, we'll be going to meet him tomorrow at 2 pm. We don't have any delegation, anyone who has an issue with CAA will be going."
Confirming the development, local political leader Ashu Khan told NH, “Dadis of Shaheen Bagh are going to meet Amit Shah tomorrow at 2 PM. We are currently drafting the plan for it.”
However, local political leader Asif Khan has not confirmed it.
A section of protesters is planning to meet Home Minister Amit Shah, while others are opposing it.
The protesters are divided into two groups. Besides, there are differences among the protesters of Shaheen Bagh to end the dharna.
"During the Shaheen Bagh protest at around 11 am on Saturday, a protestor named Asif Toofani announced, "We are ready to meet Amit Shah and we along with the elderly women, will visit him."
However, some women opposed Toofani's statement.
A protesting woman told IANS, "Who is he to take this decision? This demonstration belongs to the people and I shall not visit him. However, if the elderly people decide that we should go, we are ready."
In Shaheen Bagh, a meeting over the meeting with Amit Shah is underway.
While, a section of protesters is adamant that they will not go to meet Shah. Others are saying that is there's a meeting, all the protesters will go to meet the Home Minister.
Shaheen Bagh has become the epicenter of protest against the CAA as women with young children have been on a sit-in protest for nearly two months.
On February 10, the Supreme Court had said that people cannot block roads indefinitely and create inconvenience for others but had declined to pass an interim direction on pleas for removal of anti-CAA protesters from Shaheen Bagh.
Published: 15 Feb 2020, 3:45 PM