On a sit-in for over a month against the Citizenship Amendment Act, women protesters at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi voted in batches on Saturday so that the agitation remains unaffected.
While some of the women voted in the morning, others chose to get their fingers inked in the afternoon and the remaining in the evening. Mehzabeen Qureshi, who returned to the protest site after voting said, 'I stayed at home to let other women in the house go out and vote. Now I have joined them here at Shaheen Bagh after voting. I voted today to secure democracy'.
Zaheeda Khan, another resident of Shaheen Bagh, said they decided to vote in batches. 'The women here had decided a day before voting that some of them would go out for voting in the morning, while others will stay back for chores. The others will go in the afternoon and then come back to the protest site.
'By the evening, we will be a full house again, all geared up to continue our protest,' she said. Zahra Sheikh said they are determined to exercise their right to vote as it is crucial for a democracy.