Mumbai: As 35 entered on Friday, the day of the protests at the Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Delhi Police appealed to the protesters to call on residents of Delhi and the National Capital Region, senior citizens, emergency patients and school- Understand the inconvenience caused by complete highway blockade. The children are leaving.
“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 police administration asserted that the matter has also come up before the High Court.
“We again urge protesters to cooperate and clear the road in the larger public interest,” it further said.
On Friday, protesters in Shaheen Bagh raised their voice against the amended law. The protesters included new mothers and elderly women.
The Sikh community has also started ‘langar Seva’ for the protesters and serves food twice a day. Apart from this, people have also distributed fruits to the protesters in a demonstration of their support.
The protest stated that this protest was not supported or funded by any political party and “would not kindly give money to volunteers nor would they accept it”.
The CAA grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and who came to India on or before December 31, 2014.