Shaheen Bagh Dadi turned away from Singhu border farmers’ stir site
Shaheen Bagh’s Bilkis Bano, 82, popularly known as Dadi during the months-long anti-citizenship law protest and recodgnised by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2020 of the world, grabbed headlines on Tuesday when according to several media reports, was stopped by the Delhi Police from joining the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new farm laws.
“We are daughters of farmers, we’ll go to support farmers’ protest today. We will raise our voice, the government should listen to us,” Bano told ANI before heading for the Delhi-Haryana border. Later on several netizens shared her video on the social media platform in which she can be heard talking about her visit to Singhu Border where peaceful protests are going. A male member is also seen with her in the car.
Police detain Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Dadi who reached Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) to join farmers’ protest, reported ANI.
“She was stopped at the Singhu Border and was escorted by the police back to her home in southeast Delhi,” a senior police officer said, according to PTI reported NDTV.
Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said: “The Central Government should take immediate actions on the legitimate concerns of the farmers. They are the backbone of our country and deserve to be heard. People have left their homes and travelled kilometres together only to get their voices heard, are entitled to a fair chance to express their concerns. The farmers are the backbone of our nation and the Central Government should take immediate actions on their concerns.”
A meeting was held between farm union leaders and the Government on Tuesday. Another round of discussions will be held on Thursday. The Government has suggested setting up a committee to look into the issues raised by farmers protesting against the new farm laws, but it was rejected by the representatives of 35 agitating organisations during their marathon meeting with three Union Ministers, reported the HT.