Police vacate protesters at Shaheen Bagh amid coronavirus outbreak

Published: 24 March, 2020 08:57 IST | PTI | New Delhi

The women agitators have been on a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over three months, protesting the newly amended Citizenship Act

A scene of the protest from Shaheen Bagh. Picture/ PTI
A scene of the protest from Shaheen Bagh. Picture/ PTI

New Delhi: Protestors against the citizenship law at Shaheen Bagh were vacated by the Delhi Police amid coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday morning, officials said.

The women agitators have been on a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over three months, protesting the newly amended Citizenship Act .

Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) R P Meena said people at the protest venue in Shaheen Bagh were requested to vacate the site as lockdown has been imposed due to coronavirus outbreak.

However, when they refused action was taken and they were vacated, the official said.

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