Much is being written on women of Shaheen Bagh nowadays. Going there I remembered the girls of Hindi poet Alok Dhanwa’s poem Bruno. Poems are for the advocates of the weak, so it is natural that memorable works have been composed on women in all the languages ​​of the world. No wonder, there were many poems on the women of Shaheen Bagh – initially on social media and now in newspapers and magazines. The yield of immediate reactions should not be expected from these poems with much creative maturity, but the way they have gone viral and people have started humming them in a mutual conversation, it can be said that Shaheen Bagh national discourse Has come to the center of.
These women are mostly Muslims and this is also natural. One is the issue of citizenship as a life-and-death for Muslims and the other is the predominantly Muslim-populated areas around Shaheen Bagh, where women leave the house and sit at the dharna site as soon as possible after settling their daily work. She goes in between and keeps moving between the house and the dharna as per the need. Many have small children in their laps and some have children playing in the crowd. At times, the atmosphere feels like a fair fair. Food stalls are set up, poetry recitations or speeches are going on the stage, people are coming out and these most interesting women are shouting slogans in between.
This performance is no different from any previous demonstration because Delhi has an important road closure for more than one and a half months and lakhs of daily commuters are completing their essential journey through long roads. The Delhi Police, which gained notoriety from hyperactivity or suspected inaction in Jamia Millia or JNU, is quietly watching the spectacle. This performance will be remembered for two other reasons. One, the Indian Constitution is at the center of such a big movement for the first time and about a kilometer off road is lined with tricolor flags, huge maps of the country and other national symbols. Before this no national movement had such creative use of national symbols.
Although there were many movements after independence on the basis of religious identity, but never seen such a vocal presence of Muslim women. It is also to be remembered that after an old destitute woman was given a stipend of less than Rs 180 in 1985, the Muslim Ulema had vowed to be in danger of Islam and had to surrender to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Ulema had the same attitude on the issue of triple talaq. On both occasions, protestant women were seen in the protests, but this time they are not crowds led by men. Even the voices of leaders like Ulema or Owaisi have changed. Just a few times those who have said that Sharia is more important for Muslims than Indian Constitution, are now talking about saving the Constitution. It would be a simplification to say that with the mere presence of women, the fundamentalists have left Sharia and started mobilizing in favor of a secular and liberal constitution, But the impact it can have on the nature of their participation in agitation may be the subject of a serious sociological study. The protest remains peaceful despite repeated provocations, mainly due to leadership in the hands of women. 
The growing attachment to the Constitution cannot be dismissed as an opportunistic response. We have to remember that the fundamentalist Ulema will never happily hand over leadership to women. Under a tactic he has taken them out this time, if the women have gone out, there is a sense that NRC will ruin their homes. It is a different experience to see them chanting freedom slogans. They are simultaneously attacking patriarchy and religious puppets. Once the courage increases, you can also think of getting rid of tomorrow. They will succeed in this fight only when a large number of non-Muslim women also accompany them. Today’s situation is that very few women other than Muslims are coming forward in NRC movement. There are enough on stage, but they seem less seated in front. The considerable absence of Muslim women from visible leadership is perhaps natural, 
Will be done. 
After the breakup of the Soviet Union here, it would be relevant to recall the experiences of its republics of Central Asia. Wahhabi Islam, in the Muslim-majority countries that had separated from Soviet Russia, tried to push women into the walls of the curtains and houses, and had to face it. In Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, there were several levels of conflict between the two sides. The women, who have breathed freedom for 70 years, refused to be confined to the back walls of the home and the radicals had to retreat. 
How compelling the dream of independence can be, it is known from this that the movement started from Shaheen Bagh has spread in different parts of the country and the leadership of Muslim women has been taken over everywhere. Again, with the plea that just imagining a major change from these movements would be simplification, there is sufficient reason to believe that the leadership of women would not have been readily accepted by the fundamentalists. Women must have felt the ground slipping from under their feet by shouting slogans of freedom. Their slogans of independence will not stop at NRC alone, going forward, these slogans will demand independence from patriarchy. On such occasions, their fight with non-Muslims, especially Hindu sisters, will be strengthened.


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