A sit-in led by women and children against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Motihari, Bihar, was attacked at midnight, on February 2-3.

The protestors have named the sit-in “Shaheen Bagh” after the 50-day women’s protest in New Delhi, that inspired the Motihari chapter.

Clips from the area show a mob of men charging at the peaceful protest with sticks and stones, shouting angrily. According to eyewitnesses, two women were seriously injured in the attack.

In the footage, a man can be heard on the loudspeaker pleading, “Hum haath jod ke keh rahe hai, please ruk jaiye [We plead with you, please stop].”

Also read

Protest watch: ‘Every bagh can be Shaheen Bagh,’ says Bhim Army chief at Delhi protest site

Shaheen Bagh-like protests to oppose CAA now come up in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

The Art of Resistance: Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh has turned into an open air art gallery