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There were tears and defiance too as the women of Shaheen Bagh poured their hearts out to the two Supreme Court appointed interlocutors on Wednesday, the first attempt to reach out to those sitting in protest against the anti-citizenship amendment legislation for more than two months.
Advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran as well as former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah went to Shaheen Bagh, the epicentre of the anti-CAA protests, to speak to the women and attempt to find a way out of the impasse. Many said they would clear the protest site only after the CAA, NRC and NPR were removed.
"The Supreme Court has upheld your right to protest. But then other citizens also have their rights and that should also be maintained," Ramachandran told the crowd assembled at the spot in south Delhi in large numbers.
Tonight, on Khoj Khabar, we are discussing whether the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors will succeed in convincing Shaheen Bagh protesters or not.
Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaurasia: Highlights
9:45 pm: The government should talk directly and through any mediator: Parvez Khan, Congress leader.
9:42 pm: The protesters of Shaheen Bagh has no fait in the Constitution and government: Amber Zaidi, political analyst.
9:40 pm: Gunja Kapoor's intentions might be right but here clear, but her wearing a burqa was wrong: Jamia scholar Meeran Haider
9:38 pm: People of Shaheen Bagh pulled my hair and hit me when I went there in burqa: Senior journalist Gunja Kapoor
9:36 pm: Teesta Setalvad has always worked for Muslims, she has worked a lot in Gujarat: Atiq ur Rehman, Islamic scholar
9:35 pm: The constitution gives the right to protest only till the time someone's right is not getting violated: Amber Zaidi, political analyst.
9:20 pm: Shaheen Bagh protesters should be ashamed as they are doing hooliganism in broad daylight: Senior journalists Awadhesh Kumar.
9:19 pm: People of all religions are participating in Shaheen Bagh's protest: Meeran Haider, Jamia Scholar.
9:18 pm: When Gunja Kapoor and Deepak Chaurasia go to Shaheen Bagh, they have to take a visa: Amber Zaidi, political analyst.
9:15 pm: A conspiracy is being hatched against Supreme Court: Senior journalists Awadhesh Kumar
9:12 pm: "Everyone, be it Deepak Chaurasia or any other journalist should be allowed to visit Shaheen Bagh. Not allowing journalists shows their dual character," Jamia scholar Meeran Haider.
9:08 pm: Senior journalists Awadhesh Kumar counters Congress leader for asking "In what capacity you went to Shaheen Bagh?"
9:07 pm: Teesta Setalvad is an Indian citizen and she has all rights to go to Shaheen Bagh: Jamia scholar Meeran Haider
9:05 pm: Congress leader Parvez Khan claims Shaheen Bagh protest is an organic protest.
9:01 pm: Guest list | Senior journalists Awadhesh Kumar and Gunja Kapoor, political specialist Amber Zaidi, Congress leader Parvez Khan, Ph.D. scholar Jamia Meeran Haider and Islamic Scholar Maulana Saif Abbas.
9:00 pm: Why activist Teesta Setalvad went to Shaheen Bagh ahead of Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors' visit?