On 24th March a big posse of Delhi Police forcibly removed the protesters from Shaheen Bagh. A small number of protesters who were at the site, the number being regulated by the participants in deference to the Delhi Govt’s advisory, as a precautionary measure against Corona virus outbreak, were arrested. The protesters were roughed up. The police went on to damage the arrangements at the site and destroy the paintings and art work of participants, which were over the last hundred days. Those arrested were charged under various provisions of Epidemic Diseases Act 1897! This was one thing on which the Narendra (Modi) and Arvind (Kejriwal) absolutely agreed. Some music to the revisionist liberal ears!
We are here publishing two statements condemning police action in Shaheen Bagh. First is a statement by IFTU and the second issued jointly by women’s organizations.