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Will allow passage to school buses: Shaheen Bagh protesters after meeting LG

Shaheen Bagh protestors on Tuesday met the Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal

Shaheen Bagh protestors on Tuesday met the Lt Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, and said that their demands were taken positively by the Governor, adding that they will allow passage to school buses, even though the protest will continue.

“We gave representation to LG. LG has taken our demands positively,” the protestors said.

Anil Baijal also tweeted about meeting a delegation of the protestors. He tweeted, “Met the delegation of protestors from Shaheen Bagh. Assured them to convey their concerns to appropriate authorities. Appealed to call off their agitation in view of continued inconvenience to school children, patients, daily commuters, local residents, etc. due to blockade of road.”

Eight women met Anil Baijal along with other representatives.

Protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register has been going on in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh for more than a month now. The month-long blockade of road has also resulted in traffic congestion.

The Delhi High Court had asked also the Delhi Police to look into the matter of blockage of Kalindi Kunj road due to the protest at Shaheen Bagh.

The Delhi Police has appealed to protesters to unblock the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, saying the blockage is causing “extreme hardships” to school children.

The road is a key link between Noida and Delhi and has been closed by the Noida Traffic Police in view of the ongoing protests.

In a tweet, Delhi Police said, “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 centers 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. We once again appeal to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to clear the road and restore normal traffic,” the Delhi Police said in another tweet.