Despite the coronavirus outbreak across the world and the government banning a gathering of 50 or more people, Shaheen Bagh protests continue.
According to The Print, the women protesters at Shaheen Bagh are now taking precautions. They have arranged wooden benches which accommodates 3-4 women. These benches have been placed at least 1 metre apart to maintain a safe distance.
Adding to this, a local who is a part of the protest since its beginning mentioned,
The women protesters have formed a group of 30-35 women to continue the protest at a time. They are using sanitisers and masks to avoid coronavirus infection.
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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Muslim women protesters at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi are taking precautions and are sitting at a distance of at least one meter from each other. The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters have formed a group of 30-35 women to continue the protest at a time. “However, the protest will continue until the Centre listens to our demands,” says one of the protesters who have been demanding rollback of the anti-Muslim and unconstitutional citizenship act passed by Parliament in December. The protesters are also using sanitizers and masks to avoid coronavirus infection. They also have separated themselves by about one meter. The protesting Muslim women have been leading the historic protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR for the last three months. #shaheenbagh #caa #protest #delhi #corona #coronavirus
Protesters are also discouraging older women and children to come to the protests and are making sure that noone has cold and flu symptoms.
However, the protesters are hellbent on continuing the protests until and unless the centre hears their demands.
It has been more than 3 months since the Shaheen Bagh protests began. Women have been protesting 24*7 against the CAA.