Shaheen Bagh: Delhi Police, govt urge protestors to vacate due to Covid-19

Protestors stand near a graffiti during a demonstration against Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
In the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak, the Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they held a meeting with protesters at Shaheen Bagh and urged them to end their demonstration.

Police said that they held a meeting on Monday also regarding the same issue but nothing came out of it.

"We have conducted a meeting on Tuesday to the protesters. We urged them to end their protest after the outbreak of coronavirus. We held a meeting on Monday also but nothing positive has come out of the meetings," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) (DCP) R P Meena said.

However, the protesters claimed that police only spoke to some 10 to 15 people and did not come to the place where they were sitting.

"Today, senior police officers came here and talked to some 10 to 15 people near the barricading. We asked them to come to the pandal and announce their appeal to the protesters through the stage, but they did not come," one of the protesters claimed. A section of people, mostly women, have been protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Shaheen Bagh area here since December 15.

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