Voicing democracy and reclaiming citizenship

Gopinath, Meenakshi, Menon, Krishna, Sen, Rukmini and Banerjea, Niharika (2023) Voicing democracy and reclaiming citizenship. In: The Gendered Body in South Asia. Routledge, London, pp. 209-219. ISBN 9781003407195

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Inhabiting a space between the authorial, the intentional and the experiential, the authors write this piece to engage with Shaheen Bagh through the lens of democracy and citizenship. Shaheen Bagh, from late 2019 to early 2020 captured the world's headlines as a steadfast 24-hour sit-in by Muslim women on a major Delhi–Noida expressway in the southern parts of Delhi, against a tripartite population policy, the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register. The place of dialogue within academic publishing is marginal, and at best elicits methodological questions. Women have always resisted power and control; they have fought the smaller battles at home. But in Shaheen Bagh women from all classes and creeds occupied streets once considered unsafe and their thunderous peaceful presence and their transversal solidarities bolstered the movement against exclusion and marginalization of groups of people based on their religious faith.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2023 06:28
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 04:12
Official URL: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.432...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/6514


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