Women to continue sit-in at Shaheen Bagh; four-hour shifts planned

The women of Shaheen Bagh will continue with the protests though there was a scare to their lives earlier on Sunday when a man riding a motorcycle is alleged to have hurled Molotov cocktail at site

Women to continue sit-in at Shaheen Bagh; four-hour shifts planned
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Ashlin Mathew

The women of Shaheen Bagh will continue with the protests though there was a scare to their lives earlier on Sunday. A man riding a motorcycle is alleged to have hurled Molotov cocktail at site and another near the Jamia Milia University’s gate number 7.

No one was injured.

“We will continue to sit. The police should do their job of apprehending the miscreant, but we will not be running away. The protest is extremely important to us, but in the light of the Corona Virus pandemic, only five women will be sitting at the protest site and each woman will only do four-hour shifts. We are also looking at how to manage those who will come,” asserted Hina Khan, who is one of the main protestors at the site.

The police have increased their patrolling in Shaheen Bagh, where women have been sitting for 99 days to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register. A police team found six petrol-filled bottles at the site.

The deputy commissioner of police said that the CCTV footage from the area was being examined to probe the incident.

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Published: 22 Mar 2020, 3:24 PM