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Roshanbagh CAA protestors to turn focus from protest to Covid-19 public awareness

The protestors said they are giving way to their demand of the repeal of the CAA-NPR and to-be implemented NRC to focus on raising awareness among vulnerable communities

Sabrangindia 21 Mar 2020

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The people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the Mansoor Ali Park, Roshanbagh, Allahabad have issued a press statement stating that while it is unfortunate that no step has been taken by the Central government against the ‘inhuman’ Act and processes, the protestors are willing to stand by the Government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and reduce the number of protestors in accordance with advisories issued.

The press note read, “It’s the time to remember our fundamental duties as enshrined in our Constitution of India under Article 51-A. We are giving way to our demand to withdraw the draconian law and processes till the situation of the pandemic is controlled.”

Expressing their displeasure with the government for not having taken any steps to repeal the CAA and stop the implementation of the NPR and NRC, the protestors said that though the conduct of the government in this regards is against humanity, they would still stand with the government and follow every advisory.

Following this, the number of protestors has been cut down at the site and the protestors have now taken a ‘duties over demands’ approach in wake of the pandemic. In their press note they have said that they would now move to conducting small sessions on sanitization and safety, especially at places where there is no TV or other gadget available to make the masses aware of the proper hygiene to stop the transmission of the coronavirus.

The protestors said that this public awareness work is being undertaken to protect “our nation” because the government alone could not control this widespread issue. They requested the city’s Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to help them in their awareness endeavor and also urged the city administration to encourage people to stay away from rumours to stop the public from panicking.

The protestors said they also prayed for people and their families, even those who were involved in bringing about the CAA-NPR-NRC, that they don’t contract the deadly disease. They also thanked and asked for the safety of loved ones and especially doctors, health workers, farmers, etc. who were still fighting and braving this epidemic from the frontlines.

This news from Roshanbagh comes after Shaheen Bagh in Delhi and Mumbai Bagh decided to cap the number of protestors and install sanitization facilities at protest sites to ensure public safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
 

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Roshanbagh CAA protestors to turn focus from protest to Covid-19 public awareness

The protestors said they are giving way to their demand of the repeal of the CAA-NPR and to-be implemented NRC to focus on raising awareness among vulnerable communities

roshan bagh

The people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the Mansoor Ali Park, Roshanbagh, Allahabad have issued a press statement stating that while it is unfortunate that no step has been taken by the Central government against the ‘inhuman’ Act and processes, the protestors are willing to stand by the Government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic and reduce the number of protestors in accordance with advisories issued.

The press note read, “It’s the time to remember our fundamental duties as enshrined in our Constitution of India under Article 51-A. We are giving way to our demand to withdraw the draconian law and processes till the situation of the pandemic is controlled.”

Expressing their displeasure with the government for not having taken any steps to repeal the CAA and stop the implementation of the NPR and NRC, the protestors said that though the conduct of the government in this regards is against humanity, they would still stand with the government and follow every advisory.

Following this, the number of protestors has been cut down at the site and the protestors have now taken a ‘duties over demands’ approach in wake of the pandemic. In their press note they have said that they would now move to conducting small sessions on sanitization and safety, especially at places where there is no TV or other gadget available to make the masses aware of the proper hygiene to stop the transmission of the coronavirus.

The protestors said that this public awareness work is being undertaken to protect “our nation” because the government alone could not control this widespread issue. They requested the city’s Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to help them in their awareness endeavor and also urged the city administration to encourage people to stay away from rumours to stop the public from panicking.

The protestors said they also prayed for people and their families, even those who were involved in bringing about the CAA-NPR-NRC, that they don’t contract the deadly disease. They also thanked and asked for the safety of loved ones and especially doctors, health workers, farmers, etc. who were still fighting and braving this epidemic from the frontlines.

This news from Roshanbagh comes after Shaheen Bagh in Delhi and Mumbai Bagh decided to cap the number of protestors and install sanitization facilities at protest sites to ensure public safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
 

Related:

Bhiwandi Shaheen Bagh to go on with only 5 protestors till March 31 due to Covid-19

Lives of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in the times of Corona

Anti-CAA-NPR-NRC protests may be suspended due to Corona Virus pandemic

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