New Delhi, January 21: Delhi police on has once again appealed to people to end their sit-in at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act to ensure smooth traffic movement on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for over a month due to the stir. In a statement, Delhi police said students appearing for upcoming board examinations are facing problems due to the Shaheen Bagh protest. Shaheen Bagh Protesters Help Ambulance to Pass as Cops Stand and Watch, Shows Video.
"We have already appealed to you once before. Meanwhile, more complaints have been received regarding inconvenience due to blockade of Road No.13A, particularly to school children who are facing extreme hardship in reaching their schools, coaching centres and private tuitions. Their parents have expressed deep anxiety in view of forthcoming Board examinations. Daily commuters, local residents and businesspersons are also facing acute harassment," said the police. Shaheen Bagh Protesters Observe Two-Minute Silence In Solidarity With Kashmiri Pandits.
Delhi Police Appeals to Shaheen Bagh Protesters to End Stir:
Their parents have expressed deep anxiety in view of forthcoming Board examinations. Daily commuters, local residents and businesspersons are also facing acute harassment.
We once again appeal to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to clear the road and restore normal traffic.
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) January 20, 2020
Police urged the Shaheen Bagh protesters to vacate the place and restore smooth vehicular movements on the Kalindi Kunj stretch which connects Delhi, Faridabad in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Since the stretch is shut, lakhs of commuters are forced to take alternative routes -- Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Expressway and Ashram -- leading to traffic jams and wastage of time and fuel. The Delhi Police last week also appealed to agitators to unblock the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.
The Shaheen Bagh protest, which commenced on December 15, entered 38th day on Tuesday as protestors are not willing to quit the fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act. On January 10, the Delhi High Court had refused to intervene on the issue of removal of protestors and put the onus was on the administration.