A two-month-old baby who was regularly taken to the Shaheen Bagh protest has tragically died after being subject to the harsh weather conditions at the venue, OpIndia has reported.
The baby which received much media attention with headlines like, “20-day-old baby marks fight for the future”, was said to have been frequently taken to the protest by her mother Rehana Khatoon from Batla House.
OpIndia which broke the story, after speaking with journalists present at Shaheen Bagh confirmed that the baby had indeed died and a dua too was read for her at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Milia Islamia.
The report quotes a protester who commented on the baby’s death, “Humne thodi maara hai usuko. Allah ki bacchi thi, Allah ne apne paas bula liya. (We didn’t kill her. She was Allah’s child and Allah has called her back).
It has already been reported that the child commission had written to the district magistrate (DM) of South East Delhi to arrange for counselling sessions for children participating in the ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The commission had noted that children were being fed various rumours which could have caused them mental trauma.
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