Jamia Square: Graffiti, painting- students fighting back

New Delhi: It has been three weeks since the Police clampdown on Jamia Millia Islami students inside their varsity, the area outside the university has become ground zero for protest against CAA-NPR-NRC.

Jamia Square

The area is now being called Jamia Square, while the campus and Metro pillars along Okhla road are painted with graffiti, paintings, political artwork expressing protest against CAA, NRC, Indian express reports.

A section of road in the front gate 4 to is painted with artwork by the varsity’s students on Friday.

“Our Constitution is being destroyed,” said the 26-year-old vfx animation student from Jamia who has been making artwork ever since the protest.

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A Rs 500 note painting shows PM leading a group of men, women in blindfolds on an uphill road as teargas shells fall from the sky with words below say, “My country, my Constitution,” and “Acche din aa gaye?”

Another 19-year-old Mir Shaz Ali came to draw one with his brother on  Friday. He painted a black hole pulling the earth towards it with words below: “CAA and NRC, the black hole of our country,”, he added “my idea is, make space for everyone.”

Speaking on the ongoing unrest, 19-year-old who is preparing to appear for a SAT exam to study astronautical engineering in the United States says: “Remove the Hindu-Muslim narrative of the CAA and NRC and you will see it is bad for the economy too. There’s so much unemployment; who will provide jobs to people who will be granted citizenship?”

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Another student Farheen Zaidi (20), a fine arts student at Jamia distributed placards with slogans among the protesters.

In her painting in front of the university shows Home Minister driving a crane through the Constitution.

“This is to show how the country and the Constitution are being destroyed,” she added, “the artwork will help the protests move forward.”

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