Mustafabad is one of the five constituencies from which both AAP and Congress have fielded Muslim candidates. Within the constituency itself, a women-led protest against CAA and NRC has been taking place for the last week.
Atishi is a new face in the state assembly polls but not in Delhi’s campaign calendar — just nine months ago, she had contested from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency for AAP, where she finished behind the BJP and Congress candidates.
The slogan that has now become associated with the movement at Shaheen Bagh — Awaaz do, hum ek hain — rang out over and over again as women and men took a tiranga march through the lanes of the colony.
Half the student body participated in a boycott of classes, in response to the call for a national workers’ and students’ strike against violence in universities as well as the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.
The FIR states that following this, 20 students, including Ghosh, “indulged in physical violence, pushed lady guards, verbally abused and threatened them with dire consequences if they opened lock of CIS door. Few guards were beaten up”.
The Indian Express spoke to residents of eight hostels to put together the sequence of events - from Periyar hostel, which saw clashes in the afternoon, to Sabarmati hostel, which the mob targeted in the evening.
Masked men wielding sticks, rods and sledgehammers terrorised Jawaharlal Nehru University for close to three hours on Sunday evening, entering hostels, attacking students and teachers and leaving 26 injured.
These were launched Friday as part of the party's two-week drive, 'Mera Dilli, Mera Sujhao'. It was inaugurated by several senior BJP leaders, led by Union Minister Smriti Irani, and included Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Meenakshi Lekhi, Vijender Gupta and MPs Parvesh Verma and Hans Raj Hans.
While police claim the notice is fake and the video has been doctored, four coaching centres and three PG accommodation owners The Indian Express spoke to confirmed they had been told by Delhi Police to shut shop till January 2.