The Shaheen Bagh protests came to a halt on Tuesday morning amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Delhi Police got the site cleared as the country goes under a lockdown. The Shaheen Bagh protests led by Muslim women against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act has been paused abruptly after three months.

A total of nine protesters, including six women, were detained and taken to a nearby police station.

As per ANI, Delhi Police official said, “People at the protest site in Shaheen Bagh were requested today to clear the site as lockdown has been imposed. But after they refused, the action was taken against violators as the assembly was unlawful. Protest site has been cleared. Some protesters have been detained.”.

On Sunday, during the ‘Janta curfew’, only five women were at the site while others had left their slippers as a symbol of solidarity.

The women have been taking all precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak and sanitizers had been arranged at the venue to ensure utmost hygiene, the volunteer said.

However, unidentified goons hurled petrol bombs near the site on Sunday, however, no woman was injured.

 

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