Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA
Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA

Residents’ protest against Shaheen Bagh road blockade over CAA

Agency News

The residents of Sarita Vihar protested against the 29-day long sit-in protest by anti-CAA protesters blocking a key road between Noida and South Delhi.

The residents of Sarita Vihar demanded to lift the road blockade. The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking removal of the barricade on the Shaheen Bagh road causing traffic issues.

The protesters said the blockade of the road no 13A through Kalindi Kunj road, between Noida and South East Delhi and further to Faridabad by Shaheen Bagh women and other protesters since December 15 demanding scrapping of CAA has led to hardship for daily commuters and shopkeepers.

With the Delhi Police further closing the road it has resulted in traffic snarls and motorists and commuters are being forced to take longer routes, said residents, who ended their protest after getting assurance from police officials that their complaint will be addressed soon.

DCP South East Chinmoy Biswal said, “We have requested the residents not to protest on the main road which they have agreed to. Our responsibility is to ensure peace is maintained law and order.”

Scores of protesters have been agitating in the area against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC) for over a month now. Barricades have been put in place to keep the stir in control. The Delhi Police has time and again issued advisory regarding closure or obstruction due to traffic in the area. Also, imams of mosques and RWA have urged the protesters to lift the blockade as it is causing hardship to not only commuters but to businessmen on the road.