New Delhi: Days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that he was ready to meet the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protesters and clear their doubts over the Act, protesters on Saturday said that they would meet the Home Minister.
The proposed meet is expected to take place on Sunday afternoon at the Home Minister’s residence. However, according to reports, which quoted sources at the Home Minister’s Office (HMO), no appointment has been sought yet for the meeting.
On Thursday, speaking at a conclave organised by an English news channel, Shah, who had targeted the Shaheen Bagh protesters in his speeches in the run-up to the 2020 Delhi Assembly Election, had said that he was open to discussing the CAA with anyone, including the protesters themselves.
“Appointment will be given within three days of the same being sought,” the former BJP chief had said at the summit, which took place just two days after votes for the Delhi Assembly polls were counted.
Despite its best efforts, the saffron party emerged as a distant second to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), winning just eight seats in the 70-seat Assembly, with the rest being snapped up by the AAP.
Shaheen Bagh has emerged as the hotbed of anti-CAA protest in the country. Led mostly by women, it has inspired similar sit-ins in various parts of the country. The protest has been going on since December 15, despite accusations of causing inconvenience to several commuters as the protesters have occupied a road which connects Delhi with its satellite city of Noida.
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea in this regard.