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Women from different faiths wear Hijab, stage sit-in at Jantar Mantar

Women following different faiths wore Hijab and took part in a sit-in at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday against what they claimed was singling out of Muslim women by police during recent protests against the citizenship law in the national capital. The demonstration -- Azad women for Azadi -- saw the women coming together to express solidarity with the protesters. Iqra Raza, a Delhi University student, who organised the protest, said, My cousin was singled out by police during a citizens march last week. A policeman punched her in the chest. We are protesting against the targeting of Muslim women by the forces. It constitutes a hate crime. Her cousin, Zikra Mojibi, said she was singled out during a protest by JNU students, and she got panic attack after the police personnel manhandled her and punched her in the chest. The protesters were holding banners with messages like We want rights, not riots , Crying culture claims new democracy while slogans against Islamophobia and ...

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