My husband forced me to join Shaheenbagh and protest CAA, NRC: says Muslim wife

One video went viral on social media in which a Muslim woman could be seen saying, My husband forced me to join Shaheenbagh and protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act”.

In the video, the woman could be seen revealing, “My husband told me that If I staged dharna along with other women at Shaheen Bagh, I would get money”. Her husband, on the other hand, was lying that he had not asked her to go there. 

Recently, violence broke out between pro and anti-CAA protesters in north-east Delhi in which more than 45 people were killed including an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, and several others injured. Later, security personnel were deployed in several areas of North-East Delhi in the wake of incidents of violence and arson.

After the violence, the Delhi police spread peace messages among people in the affected areas in order to restore the law and order situation. Meanwhile, one Muslime woman revealed to Police how her husband sent her to participate in Shaheen Bagh where hundreds of Muslim women have been staging dharna against the Citizenship Amendment Act for over two months. She told Policemen that she was forced by her husband to go to Shaheen Bagh and protest against the new citizenship law. 

She was reluctant to join hands with Shaheen Bagh women, but she was misused by her husband under the guise of protest. Police then asked the woman not to join Shaheenbagh again.

Shaheen Bagh has been in the news for over two months after Muslim women started staging dharna against CAA. Ever since the Citizenship Bill was passed by the Parliament, these women have been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

It is said that women of Shaheen Bagh have been peacefully protesting against the CAA, but a video has surfaced on social media in which a woman of Shaheen Bagh could be seen exposing the truth about Shaheen Bagh. The woman said that she had no idea about Shaheen Bagh. It was her husband who told her that “I will be paid if I sit on Shaheenbagh dharna,” she said. 

Men and women along with their children are still sitting on dharna to protest against the amended bill. Women of Shaheen Bagh need to understand the true fact behind the new citizenship law. The government has already said that the Citizenship Amendment Act has nothing to do with Indian citizenship. This law aims to grant Indian citizenship to those who have faced religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.