In December 2019, India broke out into massive protests against CAB – the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Students all over the country began protesting against the CAB /NRC.
Among them was Fahad Ahmed, a 24 year old PhD student from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Hailing from Baheri (UP), Fahad was the son of a social worker and grew up with a keen social consciousness.
Putting himself at the helm of the student protests, Fahad and his team began educating and inspiring people to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
This film takes a deep dive into Fahad’s experiences with the Anti CAA movement. It also tries to trace the history, events and moments of the historic movement.
"My father taught me
that unless you contribute
to the society you live in,
your education or money
is of no value."
"Don't we deserve
our right to dissent?"
"I have personally organised
25-30 protests, events
and talks in Mumbai."
"Women stood as a spine
stood tall and firm,
right to the end."
of the movement and they
"The best part of the
movement had been,
that it had destroyed
our fear of speaking up."
"We decided to fly
kites for fraternity."
"The earth is for everyone.
The sky is for everyone!"
"New ways of protest included us landing
up in Wankhede Stadium.
Some people shouted the slogan 'Modi, Modi !'
We responded back - 'India, India !"
"Our most unique initiative was
for Valentine's day where we made
India our Valentine. We had more
than 85 shows in 15 cities."
"A new kind of civil society
is taking root in the country
and it is no longer limited to the CAA."
"It is such a challenging journey
that one wants to sit down, give up.
Then one is once again
reminded of this thing called Hope."