The ‘ Shaheen Bagh‘ protest which became the face of agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has finally come to an end. However, it is not due to the acceptance of protestors demand or dialogue with the government. It is done in view of the COVID-19 restrictions.
The Delhi government has imposed a curfew in the city to stop the movement of people amidst COVID-19 containment measures. In such a situation a protest is the last thing that was acceptable. Till now 5 people were seen protesting at a time in ‘Shaheen bagh‘ as per the government’s guidelines.
But since the curfew was imposed no protest or gatherings were allowed from today. Delhi Police detained 6 women and 3 men from Shaheen Bagh for violating Section 144 prohibitory orders. The tents were removed by police from the site or protests. Paramilitary forces were deployed in all these areas after Delhi Police started enforcing the lockdown around 7-8 am on Tuesday.
However, as 9 people were arrested hundreds of people came on roads to protest. The police were trying to send them back by highlighting the ‘spread of COVID-19’. After the breakdown of the disease, most of the protesting women at Shaheen Bagh had left the protest site.
Only a few remained to continue with their demand asking the Centre to repeal the controversial citizenship law. Hundreds of protestors majorly women were protesting at Shaheen Bagh since December 2019. After 100 days of continued protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) the Shaheen Bagh was finally cleared on Tuesday.