A tweet put out by Barkha Dutt shows two women proudly displaying the tricolour in their attire. As she put it out, Twitterati pointed out it was because of Modi that such a change in behaviour was observed.
Bengaluru: Journalist Barkha Dutt never shies away from expressing her controversial thoughts.
On January 20, she tweeted a picture of two women at the protest site Shaheen Bagh wearing pinkish red, white and green abaya style burqa.
Impressed with their show of patriotism, the journalist clicked a picture of herself with them. She even used the words “reclaiming nationalism”.
Meet Sana and Shaheen from #ShaheenBagh wearing, yes wearing, the colors of our tricolour. "Hamare Dil mein thha, hamne dress banayee". I called it wearing their heart on their sleeves. Reclaiming Nationalism pic.twitter.com/an3p83pYLq— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 20, 2020
Within minutes, Twitterati were in action! Some of them said that nationalism had been brought back with PM Narendra Modi in picture!
Reclaiming nationalism! Modi hai toh mumkin hai!— bluebird (@bluepakshi) January 20, 2020
Some of them were even happy that those who had issues to chanti “Bharat Mata ki Jai” could now easily display the tricolour.
क्या बात है! जीन लोगो को भारत माता की जय कहने मे प्रॉब्लम होता था, ओ आज तिरंगा माथे पे लेकर प्रोटेस्ट कर रहे है। थैंक्स CAA ऐण्ड NRC । ये अछे दिन नहीँ है तो क्या है।— Chittaranjan (@swain4056) January 20, 2020
Shaheen Bagh protests are allegedly being held to tell the Narendra Modi government that they are not happy with the Citizenship Amendment Act. The protesters allege that the Act is discriminatory, isolating the persecuted Muslims of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The protests also see people of all faiths take part in it, with havans, reading of Bible and Quran a common phenomenon.
But a few days ago, Amit Malviya, the IT-cell of the BJP out a tweet saying the protests were organised. It was said that lady protesters were being paid Rs 500 and kids as young as one year were forced to take part.
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Not only at Shaheen Bagh, the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country have only proved emphatically that the participants have either not read the act fully or have wantonly abstained from reading, with the obvious intention of creating violence and vandalism in the society. Now, you can also add that fact that they are being bribed to take part in the protests.
All that the CAA is does is to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have been residing in India hitherto December 31, 2014. What is essentially a one-time offer to integrate the minorities socially and emotionally with India is being seen as a divisive and communal.
The Act enables around 32000 minority members to become citizens of India.
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Last Updated 20, Jan 2020, 1:48 PM