Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, who played the lead role in the recently released Hollywood film ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, has declared the 82-year-old Bilkis Bano who protested in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh against India’s controversial citizenship amendment law, a Wonder Woman.
Gal Gadot shared photos of various women at the end of the year 2020 and called them real-life wonder women.
“Saying farewell to 2020, with all my love to #MyPersonalWonderWomen ❤
Some are those closest to me – my family, my friends – some are inspiring women I’ve loved discovering, and some are exceptional women I hope to meet in the future. Together, we can do wonders! Share your own wonder women with me ❤️,” she wrote in her post.
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Among the women, the Wonder Woman actress posted pictures of was Balkis Bano, a woman who took part in a protest against the controversial citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi, the capital of India.
Last year, students of Jamia Millia Delhi were severely beaten by police during a protest against India’s controversial citizenship law.
Muslim women staged a 101-day peaceful sit-in in the Shaheen Bagh area after being beaten by police, and the sit-in was called off by police due to the coronavirus.
Among the women participating in the protest was Bilkis Bano, an 82-year-old woman who became very popular because of her determination.
In September of this year, the American magazine ‘Times Magazine’ also included Bilquis Bano in the list of 100 most influential people of the year 2020.
Rana Ayub, an Indian journalist, wrote about Balkis Bano that she joined the protest in December after the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and she used to take part in the protests in such cold weather.
Balqis Bano took part in a demonstration with thousands of women in the Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi and became an example of resistance in a nation where the voices of women and minorities are suppressed by the Modi government’s majority policies.
The Indian journalist wrote that the 82-year-old woman, who had been sitting at the sit-in since 8 pm, gave hope and courage to the arrested students and social workers.
The journalist wrote that Bilkis Bano said that she would sit here until the blood in her veins stopped running so that the children of this country could breathe in an atmosphere of justice and equality.