“The vehemence of the demand to prove the anti-CAA and NRC protests as being areligious is almost haunting. This itself justifies the need to assert our Muslim identities while protesting these communal laws that do, indeed, target Muslims. Call for secularity but not at the cost of obfuscating the real targets of this attack.

La ilaha illallah Mohammadur rasoolAllah!

Qalma bhi padhenge, ehtejaaj bhi karenge.
Aur kaaghaz nahi dikhaenge!”

–Aalia Shaikh