As the capital is shut down amidst the fear of COVID-19 and public gatherings are banned ‘Shaheen Bagh‘ is still live. The anti-CAA protestors who are there since December, 2019 have refused to move on.
The volunteers at Shaheen Bagh have said that they would wait for the Supreme Court orders on the matter. “We have been waiting for the hearing which is scheduled for March 23 in the apex court so we will not comply with the Delhi government’s orders,” said Syed Taseer, one of the volunteers.
The number of volunteers at Shaheen Bagh, however, has seen a drop in their number amidst the COVID-19 fear. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that irrespective of the type of gathering people would have to follow the advisories and restrictions.
The protestors, however, said that they are taking all the precautions. They also urged the Delhi government to take similar measures for the safety of victims of northeast Delhi riots living in relief camps.
As per the latest inputs Delhi Police would reach out to the protestors at around 2:00 PM today. The police would request them to call off the protest amidst the fear of COVID-19. The latest updates about that would be available later in the day.
As the COVID-19 is known to spread through public contacts all major events and gatherings are postponed across the world. In India where over 120 cases have reported schools, colleges, cinema halls, Gyms, etc have been shut down completely till the end of the month.