Shaheen Bagh Sit-In Continues Despite COVID-19
People are holding fast against the CAA, NRC and NPR in several cities, including Delhi, Chennai and Lucknow. Speaking of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, despite the ban on the gathering of more than 50 people on account of the coronavirus, women have been holding protests and strikes there for the past three months. Women in Shaheen Bagh have been on strike since December 15, 2019. A large number of people took part in the ongoing protests and strikes at Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday as well. Shaheen Bagh protesters are exercising a lot of caution amid the rising menace of the coronavirus. They clearly say that they are ready to face any kind of difficulty but will not end their protest till their demands are met. They also said that the CAA, NRC and NPR are more dangerous than the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the National Commission for Child Rights has summoned a report from the District Magistrate of south-east Delhi on people assembling in Shaheen Bagh amid the growing hazard posed by the coronavirus. Apart from Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, protests and strikes against the CAA, NRC and NPR have been underway in Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh too for nearly the past three months. On Wednesday, a large number of people protested against the CAA, NRC and NPR near the Madras High Court in Chennai. For the time being, the number of coronavirus patients in the country has increased to 170, out of which while three people have died, 15 people have recovered and gone back home. Apart from this, 173 countries across the world are in the grip of this disease now. While the number of worldwide fatalities from the coronavirus has reached near 9,000, over 2 lakh people have been infected by this virus across the world.
Despite the advisories to stem the spread of the #coronavirus, the gathering at the #ShaheenBagh anti-#CAAprotest continues, along with some other agitations in the country— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 19, 2020
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