Bilkis Bano, the octogenarian who turned the face of the months-long anti-citizenship regulation protest within the capital’s Shaheen Bagh locality, was on Tuesday stopped by Delhi Police from becoming a member of the continued farmers’ agitation in opposition to the Centre’s new agricultural legal guidelines.
“We’re daughters of farmers, we’ll go to assist farmers’ protest at present. We are going to increase our voice, the federal government ought to hearken to us,” Ms Bano informed ANI earlier than she heading for the Delhi-Haryana border.
Ms Bano, popularly often called the Shaheen Bagh dadi, was, nonetheless, stopped by the police on the border level at Singhu.
“She was stopped on the Singhu Border and was escorted by the police again to her residence in southeast Delhi,” a senior police officer stated, based on PTI.
1000’s of farmers, principally from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting in and round Delhi demanding a repeal of three agricultural legal guidelines introduced in by the central authorities in September.
On the peak of the Shaheen Bah protest final 12 months, Ms Bano was recognised by Time journal one of many 100 most influential individuals of 2020, alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood actor Ayushman Khurrana.
Throughout that protest, the 82-year-old sat below a tent with a whole bunch of ladies and kids, braving the extraordinarily chilly climate. The protest at Shaheen Bagh led to March this 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.