April 5, 2020 | 7:01 PM IST
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Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protestors to continue dharna during Janta Curfew

Even though the whole nation is responding to Prime Minister’s March 22nd 14-hour Janta curfew, protesters at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh’s have said they would continue with their with their dharna against anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). However, they have agreed to reduce the size of the gathering at the venue.
On Friday, the protestors said that about 50 women were sitting on the dharna at a time after the Delhi Chief Minister recently put a ban on gatherings with over 50 people and then further reduced it to 20. Speaking about the Janta curfew, the protestors said that on Sunday they would sit under small tents with only two women under each tent. Also, they would ensure that there is a distance of at least one meter between each tent.

One of the demonstrators also added that the women were concerned about the health and well-being of the people and hence, they were taking every precaution to prevent the spread of the disease. She added that they ensured that the protestors were covered in burquas all the time and hygiene as part of their everyday lifestyle and not only when natural calamities and epidemics like these strike. She said, “We wash our hands before offering Namaz five times a day and now we are also using alcohol-based sanitizers.”

The protestors said that women above 70 and children less than 10 years of age were refrained from participating at the protest site and cots have been provided and placed at a minimum distance of three metres.

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