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Ladeeda Farzana

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Ladeeda Farzana
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Born1997 (age 23–24)
Kannur, Kerala
🏳️ NationalityIndian
🏫 EducationBA Arabic Jamia Millia Islamia,[1]
🎓 Alma materDheenul Islam Sabha Girls Higher Secondary School, Kannur University
💼 Occupation
Citizenship Amendment Act protests

Ladeeda Farzana is an Indian student activist of Jamia Millia Islamia.[2] She participated in the Citizenship Amendment Act protests.[3] Ladeeda was one of the members of the protest committee against CAA that was formed in Jamia campus.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Ladeeda was born into a Malayali family at Kannur City of Kerala on 12 May 1997. After completing her secondary schooling at Dheenul Islam Sabha Girls Higher Secondary School, Kannur,[1] Ladeeda Joined for BA Ecnomics in Sir Syed College (Taliparamba) of Kannur University.[1] Later she Joined BA Arabic in Jamia Millia Islamia[3]


Farzana took part in the anti-CAA protests on December 15 in Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. During the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Jamia on December 15, visuals of her forming a protective circle with her friends to protect a friend and defying police threats of brutality became viral. Ladeeda Farzana attended the "Million march" held in Hydrabad on 22 December 2019 against CAA and gave a short speech during the protest.[5][6][7]

On 8 January, Shashi Tharoor tweeted about a slogan raised by students at Malappuram, Kerala, which includes "Say it on the Barricades: La Ilaha Illa Allah" and "Tera Mera Rishta Kya: La Ilaha Illa Allah" (What is the relationship between You and I: There is no God but Allah).[8] Shashi Tharoor wrote an Article criticizing such slogans in a public protest and suggested that the constitution of India defines our relationship as Indian.[9] As a reply to Tharoor, Ladeeda Farzana wrote a letter justifying her claim that Indian secularism recognises everyone's right to believe and profess religion and it is Islamophobia working among liberals.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DelhiDecember 19, Fact Check Bureau New; December 20, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 13:14. "All you wanted to know about these 'sheros' of Jamia". India Today. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  2. "I never wanted to be an activist, but in current circumstances, I had to take a stand: Jamia student Ladeeda Farzana". The Indian Express. 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dec 17, Binu Karunakaran | TNN | Updated:; 2019; Ist, 10:30. "Malayali women turn icons of anti-CAA student protest | Kochi News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  4. "'Wanted Our Voice To Reach Miles': Meet Jamia Millia Islamia's Three Girls Protesting Against Citizenship Act". outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  5. Gupta, Rudrani (2019-12-26). "Who Is Ladeeda Sakhaloon, The Face Of Jamia Protest Against CAA". SheThePeople TV. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  6. "Jamia students Aysha, Ladeeda attend anti-CAA meet in Hyd, get rousing reception". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  7. Network, Newsmeter (2019-12-28). "In Conversation: Jamia students Ladeeda Farzana, Aysha Renna". NewsMeter. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  8. https://thewire.in/rights/shashi-tharoor-muslims-caa-protests
  9. https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/caa-nrc-protests-muslims-identity-politics-shashi-tharoor
  10. https://www.thequint.com/voices/blogs/jamia-student-writes-open-letter-to-shashi-tharoor-islamic-slogans-muslim-identity-anti-caa

External links[edit]

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