As the people across the country observed Janata Curfew on Sunday, the anti-CAA protestors continued to sit near Clock Tower in Lucknow to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens, defying the call given by Prime Minister Modi to observe Janata Curfew on Sunday to control the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus.
This reckless behaviour comes at a time when the entire country has decided to self-isolate themselves to honour Prime Minister Modi’s call to observe Janata Curfew on Sunday.
Lucknow: Women continue to sit near Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), amid #JanataCurfew that is being observed across the country to control the spread of #COVID19. https://t.co/KX5V8l5x74 pic.twitter.com/0fmNEnW8FU— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 22, 2020
In a similar act, the anti-India protestors at the Shaheen Bagh have also decided to defy PM Modi’s call and have decided to continue the protests. However, the protestors have claimed that less than 10 people will be attending the protest. The protestors have placed their shoes on cots to mark their presence and continue the symbolic protest.
The protestors of #ShaheenBagh on #JantaCurfew. They have decided to keep less than 10people at the protest. Shoes have been placed on cots to mark their presence #JantaCurfewMarch22. #ShaheenAboveJantaCurfew is criminal. #Corona is dangerous. #StayHomeStaySafe @sayshaheenbagh pic.twitter.com/9YXaveZxrc— Muhammad Wajihulla (@wajihulla) March 22, 2020
Meanwhile, the ‘protesters’ at Shaheen Bagh have also claimed that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site on Sunday.
Delhi: Protesters at Shaheen Bagh allege that a petrol bomb was hurled nearby the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest site today pic.twitter.com/tHVzQfmKii— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020
In a shocking case of apathy in the face of a global pandemic, 50 women will continue to stage an indefinite sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act at the Park Circus Maidan in Kolkata, defying the call of Janata Curfew in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
An unprecedented shutdown has commenced across India on Sunday morning after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janata curfew’ to help check the spread of Wuhan Coronavirus. The citizens of the country overwhelmingly supported Prime Minister’s idea of self-imposed curfew which was evident by the empty streets across the country.
However, certain elements under the guise of protesting against CAA have descended on the streets at a time the global epidemic Wuhan Coronavirus is creating a scare across the country. With these anti-CAA protestors continue to expose themselves to the deadly virus, they are also enabling the community transmission to occur, which could create a massive health crisis in the country with thousands of getting contracted with the COVID-19.