Shaheen Bagh Sit-In Continues Despite COVID-19
Women protesters said that their protest and strike will continue even during the ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday. Saturday is the 98th day of ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh. People continue to hold on against the CAA, NRC and NPR in several cities, including Delhi, Chennai and Lucknow. Despite the ban on gatherings of more than 50 people in Delhi given the coronavirus, women continue to protest in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. Protests and strikes were held in Shaheen Bagh on Friday as well. Women protesters at Shaheen Bagh said that the CAA, NRC and NPR are more dangerous than the coronavirus and they will not move from the spot until their demands are met. They also said that their protest and strike will continue even during Sunday’s ‘Janata Curfew’ and there won’t be more than 50 women at the protest site at any time. For the past few days, protesters in Shaheen Bagh are taking a lot of precautions in view of the growing risks posed by the coronavirus. Meanwhile, a hearing on a petition regarding opening the road in Shaheen Bagh is scheduled to be held in the Supreme Court on Monday, March 23, at which date it will be 100 days since the road was closed. Protests and strikes against the CAA, NRC and NPR on the lines of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh have been underway for the past three months in Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh too. At present, the number of coronavirus patients in the country has increased to 258, out of which while five people have died, 23 have recovered and gone back home. Apart from this, 185 nations across the world are currently in the grip of this deadly disease. While the global death toll from the coronavirus has crossed 11,000, the number of patients worldwide has reached beyond 2,76,000.
As India prepares to go into #lockdown during '#JanataCurfewMarch22', women of #ShaheenBagh who have been protesting for the last 98 days against #CAA say they will continue their #protest on Sunday— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) March 21, 2020
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