Amid noisy Delhi election results, Shaheen Bagh on Tuesday witnessed silent anti-CAA protests. Women, as natural, sat at the protest site, holding placards, but seemed to be silent. Since the morning, no person was seen passing any speech during the display.
Silent protest at Shaheen Bagh
Sources said that protesters held a silent demonstration amid election results, which also indicated that it might send an incorrect message to the people and fuel violence in Jamia once again.
When the media guys tried speaking to the protesters, they deliberately refused to address.
When asked why? A guy pointed out at placards where it was written that this was because of the election results and Jamia violence.
Finally, the media was able to get few words from the protesters speaking on the results of the Delhi elections. They said they do not support any political party.
“We are keeping a silent protest upon the recent police action in Jamia and also to avoid any link with the election, to not be seen displaying any happiness.” said a protester.
Placards that did the talking
Moreover, Shaheen Baag had put down slogans and poetry and the silence was the key motive. Instead, it was the placards that did the talking.
Women protesters sat together in groups, displaying written notes to visitors and media persons whenever they wanted to pass on the message of silent protest.
In the meantime, some protesters even had black bands covering their mouth, while some were being stopped by others for engaging in conversations. No sounds of freedom were uttered but placards against the CAA, NRC and NPR put up a strong display.
“Please don’t gather around here, no woman wishes to talk today. We don’t want to converse on any party’s victory or another party’s loss. Our campaign is different,” said a volunteer.
Sources said that the silent protest will continue from morning tonight.