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Police Detains Shaheen Bagh’s Bilkis Bano After She Joined Farmers’ Protest At Singhu Border

“We are the daughters of farmers… We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us,” Bilkis was earlier quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

The 82-year-old Bilkis Bano, widely popular as “Dadi of Shaheen Bagh”, was detained by police on Tuesday as she joined farmers protesting against the recently enacted farm laws at the Singhu Border in Delhi, ANI reported.

“We are the daughters of farmers… We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us,” Bilkis was earlier quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Along with two other grandmothers, Bilkis Bano had emerged as the face of NRC-CAA protests earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Bilkis Bano had made to the TIME 100 list of influencers under Icons.

Journalist Rana Ayyub had written an essay for the Bilkis dadi from the Shaheen Bagh protest, who became the face of anti-CAA protests in India.

Rana Ayyub had written: “Bilkis gave hope and strength to activists and student leaders who were being thrown behind bars for standing up for the unpopular truth in a democracy that was sliding into authoritarianism, and inspired peaceful copycat protests across the country.”

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