Shaheen Bagh finally cleared by police amid coronavirus lockdown


New Delhi, Mar 24 (IANS): In view of the complete lockdown in the national capital to thwart the COVID-19 spread, Delhi Police cleared the protest site in Shaheen Bagh on Tuesday and detained some protesters.

Deputy Commissioner of Police R. P. Meena said, "Police requested them to vacate the place but they refused. So, police cleared the area and detained a few protesters."

The Delhi Police also said, "All protest sites have been cleared -- Jaffrabad, Jamia and Turkman Gate. Some persons detained in all these places as well."

Sources in Delhi Police said, "A team of senior police officers reached the site at 6.45 a.m. First, they tried to pacify the protesters. At that time around a dozen persons were present. Usually, very few women protesters remain there during the mornings. And because of the lockdown, their number already was very less."

The police arrived with trucks and JCB machines and dismantled all the structures and seized the tents.

The police sources say that "Delhi Police will register a case of violation of prohibitory orders against the organisers and the persons detained."

Police also said, "The Kalindi Kunj road connects Delhi-Noida-Faridabad and it was necessary that essential commodities should also reach the people. It was certainly, the violation of section 144 (prohibitory orders), therefore they cleared the site."

The protests at Shaheen Bagh had been going on since three months against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It all started after the police action in Jamia Millia where police used force against the anti-CAA protesters in which many students were injured allegedly.

Shaheen Bagh had become a symbol of anti-CAA protest and was replicated in some other parts. However, amid the fear of spread of the COVID-19, protests in other places were called off.

Shaheen Bagh protesters had tweeted on the day of the Janata Curfew after a petrol bomb was hurled at the barricades, "We are committed to cooperating with the law of the land and request all our well wishers and sympathisers to abide by the same. We are all in this together. We will come back stronger. This is not over."

 

  

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  • smr, Karkala

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    CAA bill wanted Pakistani, Afghani and Bangladeshi prosecuted minorities. Now Corona virus restricted outsiders and insiders to home arrest.
    Though Shaheen Bagh didn't reach its objectives, but God has his own plans.

    Jai Hind

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What is wrong with CAA that it triggers such "protest" by some "brave" and "innocent" people? Can anybody enlighten us?

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  • Indian, India

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    When citizens come to conclusion they cannot face anymore atrocities and better to die then there will be a revolution and all politicians and rich and their families will be targeted individually and probably either communist or socialist country will be formed history is an example.. hence politicians, partyworkers,super rich be alert there is height of tolerance to everything

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  • Anirudd, Andheri. Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    poor people used by some . god save them .

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    da npr, prc, caa of da govt., has lost its charm due 2 coronavirus. man proposes God disposes.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    For your kind information , CAA doesn't have an expiry date.You can rest assured that CAA will be used whenever required once the corona episode comes to an end.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    They are protesting on a reasonable cause which made them uncomfortable due NRC and CAA. However they should understand that the risk is too high from Corona Virus and if survive they can protest in future.

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Corona did it. Even supreme Court couldn't vacate them.Go corona.Go home.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Clearly the uneducated risking their and their loved one's lives ....
    Exploited by a few for their political gains ....
    The Dividers trying hard and their level best to create unrest...finally sent home with empty hands ...Whose to bear the loss of hundreds ofcrores of rupees ....not to speak of lives lost ?
    Some intelligent dumbheads will have to answer ....

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    You think that they are uneducated. They may be more educated than you for someone else to exploit them. How do you konw? Are you against all those unnecessary protests that take place almost everyday in India or just this particular protest against discrimination?

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Oh, Educated? I am sure you are referring to the kind of "education" that is imparted to them FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD as soon as they attain the ability to read.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    For your information and to make a fair comparison and to conclude who is educated and who are not; take a look at the Patel quota agitation (Patidar Anamat Andolan) in Gujarat, India that took place from 6 July 2015 – 14 January 2019; seeking Other Backward Class status for the Patidar community (The famous Patel Community many of whom are well settled in USA)

    Losses: 14 people died in the violence. Several vehicles, more than 200 buses and public properties damaged across Gujarat
    Ahmedabad: ₹ 12 crore
    Rajkot: ₹ 1.47 crore
    Police department:₹ 200 crore.

    At least 27 citizens and 203 police personnel had Non-fatal injuries

    At least 650 arrests were made.

    Now make a fair comparison and tell me what is your conclusion about who is educated or who are not?

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    You are trying to compare orange with mango in your desperate attempt to justified the misdeeds of those with whom you sympathise for obvious reasons.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    R. Bhandarkar,

    Now, Take a look at the Gujjar agitation that took place in Rajasthan and other states; where protesters belonging to the Gurjar caste were demanding a Special status under India's reservation system.

    The agitation s took place between 23 May 2008 to 17 June 2008; and 17 December 2010 to 7 January 2011.

    Result: 37 people dead, several hundred injured, destruction of state property.

    I hope I dont have to remind it again.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    R. BHANDARKAR,

    The other agitation and series of protests and vandalism to be included in the list is Backward Classes demand from the Jats, predominantly from Haryana. The reservation protests by Jats turned into violent mobs causing heavy damage to government and public property. The protests lasted through most of February 2016 and rioters caused damages estimated at about INR. 340 billion (34,000 Crore Rupees) (including INR 2 billion through affected rail routes). It was only after the Army was called in, that things began to settle down. The Jat agitation was among the worst in the country in the sense that the state almost shut shop for a prolonged period of time.

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Nawaz..Gujjars...Patels...Marathas are all belonged to India. Some years back you people are protesting for Rohingya Muslims vandalising government properties..destroying Amar Jyoti Statue meant for martyred Soldiers.. Snatching weapons from women police personnels...Do you mean it's what educated people are doing for the cause people from other country.
    To be clear you people's problem not in india but worldwide.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Umang, That is the outcome of the "education" they had from very early age.

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Bhandarman, one thing you forgot those good old days before 2014 when crude oil was US$ 100 + and LPG gas was just 300+ and Smriti,Sushma,Jaitley,Shobakka etc etc carrying empty gas cylinders and cooking on road side with raw-fire wood is it not!
    me and you both know now LPG 850+ and cude is 25<<<<< less is not!

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  • RAVINDRA, KARKALA

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    well said and so true

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    The well educated people from Akhil bharat Hindu mahasabha organized a party in Delhi a week ago. The party was to drink Cow urine. They claim that the cow urine can cure the coronvirus. Still people call these people as educated and call those people as uneducated who fight for their rights given by the constitution of India.

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  • Babu, ABU DHABI

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    GOOD
    First government said we will throw them outside the country,now sending them home

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    The entire Indian diaspora, were acutely aware that these protests, had political overtones... they were well orchestrated, by disgruntled, frustrated netas, with support of evil forces, who had wanted to destabilize PM Modiji government !!!!! Finally, Coronavirus acted to whitewash, these anarchists dreams of creating a pandemic, in our nation, which was more potent and evil, then the virus itself !!!!!!

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    What do you think only you and Modiji has the right to make politics? Politicians and their chamchas are always making politics. But the protest was genuine and you cannot digest that. You people fought the Delhi election on the basis of opposing Shaheen Bagh protests. And everyone knows what was the result.
    Forget about destabilizing the government; Do you think your so called great government and great netas have moral right to continue when they cannot contain the killings that lasted for 3-4 days in a small part of Delhi? If you dont have the that much of an ability, then why do you think you should continue?. What is your achievement? Spending thousands of crores of staues when the whole nation is in dearth of Medical facilities and equipments in this time of Coronavirus crisis? Why your favourite government reduced the Health budget when they can spend so much on staues?

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Yes, my dear friend, only such government which is ready to bend over backwards to please its vote bank, has got the right to rule the nation, right?

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    H. Almeida,
    What happened to you so much hyped Ayushman Bharat scheme from your great governemnt? Is anyone getting treated under that scheme?. Its been 6 Years and everything is in the verge of collapse; including mental health. See the number of suicides; especially among jobless educated people. Comeout of Pakodanomics government run on money power.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    First sentence of your comment means you are not an Indian citizen, right ?

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Pehle Jaan bachalo, jaan bachegi tho, Desh aur Sanvidhaan dono bacha sakte hain.

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Two groups in shaheen bagh collided with each other and latter on pelted petrol bombs. More than two people carried positive virus for which one group refused to share with them. It ended the drama.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    They risk themselves and others too. Time to curtail these human pathogens

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Why the police had to request them instead of just throwing them out?

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Send them to italy

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  • SHAUKATH ALi, DUBAI

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    janakulu 8 dina Quarantine pand d Illada Ulai kullere kenujjer. NRC pand d Desha bududu povodu , detension camp paduver pannaga janakuleg dada avu. Ade popuned la saipuna yedde pand d horata manper bokka.

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  • Priya, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    They also should have cleaned the area where left the dirt. After protest, they just left the area like a mess.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Now this seems to have become a big issue for you. Clear your mind first. They were forced to leave or they left without giving time to clean.
    Dont you remember the PRO-CAA protesters in our state. How filthy was that protest area? How many youths had participated in that. And now you expect these old ladies to clean before they are leaving out of emergency situations. The hate in your heart have made you people merciless.

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  • Priya, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Yes, its a big issue for all Indians. Who said no time to clean? weren't they informed well to leave the area and go home during lockdown? do they ever know what crisis we are going through even if one person of the protesters gets infected with deadly virus? and for all that they protested saying Indians consider them as migrants, do you think Indian government would have let them die there? Indian government on its toes to bring all indians back home and at this time they are not checking for any past history of ancestors. Just on the base of passport where written Indian national and government is airlifting them from their base, may it be Iran or Italy without asking caste, religion or education. You are the one who has to clear your mind first. Think in all this point, during such situation how the Indian government is doing the best they can. and we as responsible citizen need to support such thought and not to sit on protest even after given the notice. This clearly shows the mindset of the people what they are. so its they who has to clear their mind and understand the responsibility.

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  • Umang, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    They lost there credibility. What actually they achieved at last. Whole nation comes to know there hidden agenda to disrupt ongoing in society.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Nothing has made loose their credibility. Salaute to these ladies fro their dedication. Day by day voices are raising against the CAA/NRC from various institutions from in and around our nation. Even UN is also against CAA. BJp government should feel shame about that.
    When it comes to the hidden agenda it is clear from the communal speches in delhi election campaign and later violence that went on for so many days even if it was within the capacity to stop it immediately at the begining.

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    This so called protest is nothing but the outburst of frustration of certain section of our "countrymen" whose numbers game is threatened by the CAA. Such "countrymen" are also worried that if CAA is followed by NRC that in turn will result in illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh and rohingyas may end up being deported or sent to detention camps.

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  • Patel, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Good, this is not time to protest on road/market. If you want to continue protest then do it from home for now and let the governments to fight this and we must support our governments. Stay home, stay safe.........

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  • Salim, Bagalkot

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    It took coronavirus to vacate these protesters. I do not understand they even don't understand how dangerous is the situation now and still sitting for protests?

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