NEW DELHI — As the Shaheen Bagh protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC and NPR enters 36th day on Saturday, Delhi Police is engaged in talks to move the protesters from that area to ease traffic blockade.
Police is in talks with the women protesters and their heads or leaders while the protesters are determined to continue sit-in till the contentious law is withdrawn.
The police came into action after the Delhi High Court has asked them to look into the matter of blockage of Kalindi Kunj road, one of the key routes leading commuters to Delhi and Faridabad, due to ongoing sit-in by local women and protest.
South Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) said on Saturday that the talks are being held with the protesters to persuade them to stage agitation without blocking the roads.
“We are continuously in talks with protesters that protest can held peacefully without blocking any road. Protest on a major road only hampers daily life activities”. DCP Chinmoy Biswal said, reports ANI.
Earlier, Delhi Police also took to twitter to appeal the protesters to understand the situation:
“We appeal to agitators at Road No. 13 A Shaheen Bagh to understand the sufferings that the complete highway blockade is causing to residents of Delhi & NCR, Senior Citizens, emergency patients and school going children,” Delhi Police tweeted.
The High Court also asked Delhi police to consider the plight of daily commuters on that road and of course the condition of the students of nearby areas who are facing problems while going to schools.
The option to move sit-in to some other place is also a suggestion of the police.
Protesters have installed a giant iron cut-out of India’s map with the text stating “We the people of India reject CAA, NPR and NRC.”
The Sikh community has also started ‘langar seva’ for the protesters and serves food twice a day.