Own Correspondent, TDN World,Kolkata: Women at Park Circus maidan, Kolkata dare corona-virus scare, and continues their months long protest against CAA-NPR-NRC wearing masks.As usual, on Monday women here sat on dharna belittling fear of contagious Covid-19.
The Government has taken cautious measures to prevent spread of pandemic Coronavirus. To avoid any unwanted humanitarian disaster, the Ministry of Child and family welfare advised people to abstain from any mass-gathering, huddling in group. But, the anti-CAA protesters are determined to perpetuate their protests. Women are participating in the dharna manch as before. Why so many people are turning up despite fear of contacting coronavirus?
Asmat Zamil, the first woman behind Park Circus dharna, said,” since last 70 days our andolon (movement ) has been going on. can’t our Prime Minister and Home Minister look at it? If they accede to our deamknds, we will return home.”
Sazia, another woma who was present at dharna, said,” Our children took face masks. During coughing, sneezing asked them to guard their mouth with palm. Besides taking cautious steps we will continue anti-CAA-NPR-NRC movement.
Many people demanded that the government should allocate masks free of costs and set up medical camps.
Unlike before, wome are coming to dharna manch wearing face masks. A lots of women are there who are not wearing masks as their faces remain covered with hijab -scarf, and they feel it sufficient. But, they raise slogans sitting close to one another.
At Rajabazar dharna manch the presence of women was also remarkably good. Not scared of corona? Prasenjit Bose, convenor of the Joint Forum against NRC, said,”NPR is the main virus. First government must stop it. And corona issue is a scientific issue. If Govenment takes any preventive measure, we welcome. But, the Government must have to accept these people’s demand wo are out on the streets for so many days. Why the government is reluctant to listen to their voices? Hundreds of thousands people’s urge should be met.”
In rest of the places in Kolkata the protest, dharna will continue. Sources said that It will continue in the districts as well, corona won’t affect ant-CAA-NPR-NRC movement.