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"An obnoxious display of power" Woman lawyer, flatmate evicted from rented home in Delhi for raising anti-CAA slogans

Rintu Mariam Biju

A woman lawyer and her flatmate have been evicted from their rented home in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar area for voicing their opinions against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) during Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally in the area.

A video shows a banner being held up from the balcony of the house, with one of the women shouting "We reject CAA" as the mob passed by.

Speaking to Bar & Bench about the incident that led to their eviction, Advocate Surya Rajappan said,

"I have been protesting for a while...since the protests started. The ruling BJP government was pretending that everything was in a state of normalcy...they were stating that everyone was in support of the act [CAA] and doing door-to-door campaigns. They had blatantly stated that they would would not budge. This is an obnoxious display of power.

Not everyone gets an opportunity to express their dissent. When I got an opportunity, I expressed my constitutional right before the Home Minister."

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