Protesters have left footwear on the benches at Shaheen Bagh to
mark Sunday's janata curfew | Photo: By special arrangement
Shaheen Bagh Protest to Continue on Janta Curfew with Only Two
Women Maintaining A Distance of More Than A Meter
Petrol Bomb Thrown at Shaheen Bagh Protest Site, No Injuries
Women to Continue Sit-In at Shaheen Bagh; Four-Hour Shifts Planned
New York Couple Wed In Marriage Officiated from Friend's Window
During COVID-19 Outbreak
Afghanistan- Daikundi women drug addicts want treatment
Egyptian Salafists In Uproar Over Bill Restricting Polygamy,
What Pregnant Women Need To Know During Pandemic
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Bagh Protest to Continue on Janta Curfew with Only Two Women Maintaining A
Distance of More Than A Meter
DELHI: The women protesters in Shaheen Bagh will continue with their protest on
Sunday, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to remain
inside their houses under a self-imposed curfew. The women have been blocking a
side of a road connecting southeast Delhi to Noida since mid-December to
protest against the amended citizenship law.
the Delhi government said gatherings with more than 50 people were not allowed
in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The size of gatherings has since
been reduce to 20 people.
Sunday, we will sit under small tents (at the protest side). Only two women
will sit under each tent and maintain a distance of more than a metre between
them," a protester who did not wish to be named said.
protester, Rizvana, said the women had been taking every precaution and they
were covered in burqa all the time.
hands regularly is part of our lifestyle. We offer namaz five times a day and
we wash our hands every time," she said.
Kushik, another protester, said women aged above 70 and children aged less than
10 were not being allowed at the protest site.
women are not sitting on the mattresses any more. Cots have been placed and
there's a minimum distance of three meters between every two cots. Not more
than two women can sit on a cot," he said.
Ahmad, one of the key organisers, said sanitisers and masks had been arranged
in enough numbers, and the protest site was being disinfected at regular
Bomb Thrown at Shaheen Bagh Protest Site, No Injuries
Delhi: A petrol bomb was thrown this morning near a police barricade at Delhi's
Shaheen Bagh, heart of protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
Later a biker was seen throwing a crude bomb near Jamia University, about five
km away from the protest site.
Bomb was thrown on barricades away from the (Shaheen Bagh) protesters, we have
recovered some bottles used in the case and are investigating on it," senior
police officer Kumar Gyanesh was quoted as saying by news agency IANS. The incident took place at around 9:30 am.
people were seen on a bike near the barricades, we are checking the CCTV
footages for detailed investigation," he added.
unique sit-in protest at Shaheen Bagh, conducted mostly by women, has been on
for more than 90 days. The peaceful protest, which inspired similar
demonstrations across the country, has made international headlines. They have
been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of
Citizen (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), which they call
Saturday, as some of these protesters held a meeting with cops, differences
emerged as one group favoured continuing the agitation, while some people said
it should be called off.
attack comes on a day when millions across India are observing a "Janata
Cufew" call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid rising number of
Shaheen Bagh, the organizers have said agitation would continue, adding that
the protesters were being provided with masks and hand sanitisers and there was
no need to be scared, reported news agency Press Trust of India. The size of
the gathering, however, has been significantly reduced.
PM Modi wants us to be safe from coronavirus, then he should have withdrawn
CAA, NPR and NRC. We will hold our protest tomorrow too," Salima, one of
the protesters at Shaheen Bagh, told news agency ANI on Saturday.
this week, Delhi government banned gatherings for more than 50 people amid
COVID-19 scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said: "No religious,
social, cultural and political gatherings comprising more than 50 people will
be allowed in Delhi till March 31. The restriction is applicable to protests
to continue sit-in at Shaheen Bagh; four-hour shifts planned
women of Shaheen Bagh will continue with the protests though there was a scare
to their lives earlier on Sunday. A man riding a motorcycle is alleged to have
hurled Molotov cocktail at site and another near the Jamia Milia University’s
gate number 7.
protest is going to be symbolic today. entry is not allowed till 9PM. What a
bful way to protest instead of sitting
protestors kept their shoes at the same place.More power to you
#ShaheenBaghprotest #CoronaUpdatesInIndia #JantaCurfew @ReallySwara @Khushbookhan_
will continue to sit. The police should do their job of apprehending the
miscreant, but we will not be running away. The protest is extremely important
to us, but in the light of the Corona Virus pandemic, only five women will be
sitting at the protest site and each woman will only do four-hour shifts. We
are also looking at how to manage those who will come,” asserted Hina Khan, who
is one of the main protestors at the site.
police have increased their patrolling in Shaheen Bagh, where women have been
sitting for 99 days to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register
of Citizens and National Population Register. A police team found six
petrol-filled bottles at the site.
deputy commissioner of police said that the CCTV footage from the area was
being examined to probe the incident.
York couple wed in marriage officiated from friend's window during COVID-19
YORK CITY (STORYFUL) - A New York couple had their wedding on the streets of
Manhattan on Friday, following the closure of the city’s marriage bureau over
coronavirus concerns, with the ceremony officiated by a friend from his
York couple had their wedding on the streets of Manhattan on Friday, Saturday
20, 2020, following the closure of the city’s marriage bureau over coronavirus
concerns, with the ceremony officiated by a friend from his fourth story
window. (Katie Kaufman-Gibbons via Storyful)
note on her Instagram account, Jennings explained that the two had planned to
get married in October but moved it up, only to find the bureau shuttered.
several hours of crying (& drinking),” she wrote, a friend with proper
credentials offered to marry them outside his apartment.
Daikundi women drug addicts want treatment
- Pajhwok Afghan News) NEILI (Pajhwok): A number of drug-addicted women
info-icon , who have been living with addicted men in ruined places of Neili,
the capital of central Daikunid, province, say the government should facilitate
their treatment so they return to normal life.
to statistics with the Public Health info-icon Department, 25,000 men and
10,000 women and children are addicted to different types of drugs in the
Pajhwok reporter visited an under construction building in Nelli two days back
where tens of drug addicts are living.
construction buildings, bridges, culverts, parks and cemeteries are places
where drug addicts spend their days and nights.
addicts move everywhere in the city during day and mostly beg to earn money buy
drugs. After 5:00pm in the evening, they return to their places of gathering to
spend their nights.
woman, a resident of Neilli, said she lost her spouse to the conflict and was
currently living the half-constructed building with male and female addicts.
few minutes later she agreed to talk but outside the building. Reza Gul was in
hurry to fill her cigarette from drug. Wearing old cloths, she said she could
not speak for more than 10 minutes otherwise one should massage her body.
said after her husband was killed in a clash with Taliban info-icon , her in
laws expelled her from home and separated her from her two daughters.
they expelled me from home, my own family also refused to get me in. This place
became my destiny,' she said with deep sorrow and disappointment.
not a real name, is another addicted woman. She said her husband was addicted
to drug and encouraged her to consume opium.
time my husband used to take drugs, I would fight with him. He also encouraged
me to drug to end my opposition.'
three years, her husband died and she had to leave their house and now she is
unaware of her three children.
did not want to speak more about her personal life and asked the government to
provide opportunity for her treatment so she live a normal life.
Rezaee, head of the Afghanistan info-icon Independent Human Rights Commission
(AIHRC), said: 'Living together of women addicts with men drug addicts is a
matter of concern for us and it is government responsibility to rehabilitate
drug addicts and create special hospital for them.'
said AIHRC for Daikundi had often contacted relevant authorities for
construction of special hospital for women drug addicts.
Hussaini, a civil society activist, said 'It is very unfortunate that the
number of drug addicts is on the rise. The government should take stern action
to control this.'
Elham, acting head of the Public Health Department, said 25,000 men and 10,000
women and children were addicted to different types of drugs in Daikundi.
statistic is alarming, keeping in view the total population of Daikundi and it
is on the increase every year,' he said.
said a 10-bed hospital for treatment of female drug addicts had been built and
would be officially launched soon. He said a 20-bed hospital for men drug
addict was operational in the province from past few years.
case a welfare organization, the governor or his deputy take responsibility for
accommodation, food and other expenses, the health department is ready to
collect all women addicts and start their treatment until a special hospital
for them is official opened.'
Affairs Department Director Masuma Hussaini said they could only refer women
drug addicts to hospitals and could not provide them more support in this
Salafists in uproar over bill restricting polygamy, underage marriages
ultraorthodox Salafists are rising up against a bill proposed by the government
to rein in polygamy by committing Muslim husbands wishing to take a second wife
to get written approval from their first wives.
Salafists said the proposal oversteps the Islamic religion, which gives men the
right to have four wives at one time.
cannot eliminate a licence that was given by God to men by man-made law,” said
Salafist activist Sameh Abdel Hamid. “Laws are OK so long as they do not
violate religious rules.”
is among Arab countries that allow Muslim men to marry more than one wife. Some
countries, including those in North Africa, have introduced restrictions to
polygamy. Tunisia banned it in 1957.
Islam restricts polygamy by making it necessary for men who have more than one
wife to treat each wife fairly and on equal footing. The Quran says, however,
such equal treatment is not possible.
proposed the bill to — among other things — restrict polygamy and curb related
social ailments. Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional and Legislative
Affairs has debated the measure and referred it to al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest
religious authority, for review.
think there is more openness in society now for restricting polygamy,” said MP
Samir Rashad, a member of the committee. “Islam gives men the right to marry
more than one wife but this right is far from unfettered. I also believe that
the changes happening in our society require a rethink of the way this right is
who accuse those propagating the new rules of overlooking the licence Islam
gave men, are strongly opposed to the bill. “If approved into law, this bill
will cause the whole society to collapse,” Abdel Hamid said.
proposed legislation will introduce new terms to marriage contracts, requiring
husbands to get written approval from their first wife to be able to contract a
second marriage. However, it is considered unlikely that many women would be
willing to sign a statement allowing their husbands to marry other women.
registration officials would not be able to register the marriage in the
absence of such statements or they would be subject to penalties, including
from trying to curb polygamy, the bill seeks to eradicate the marriage of
underage girls, which is rife in some parts of Egypt, often driven by the
desire of poor parents to get money in return for marrying off their daughters.
measure would also make it necessary for husbands who divorce so they can marry
again to provide their estranged wives with a monthly pension. It would give
women the right to divorce without approval of their husbands and without
filing for divorce at Egypt’s Family Courts.
present regulations women seeking separation file a complaint at Family Courts,
which sometimes can take years to reach a settlement.
object to women’s right to divorce, which they describe as “an insult to men,”
warning it would increase Egypt’s already high divorce rates.
2018, divorces increased 6.7% to 211,554 compared with 2017, the Central Agency
for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, the official statistics agency, stated.
rights groups have been mobilising in support of the bill, accusing Islamists
of encouraging polygamous practices.
are behind the increase in these practices,” said women’s rights advocate Azza
Kamel. “Sorry to say, these practices are humiliating to women and lead to the
loss of their rights.”
pregnant women need to know during pandemic
Oh. (WTOV) — Concerns are growing as the spread of COVID-19 continues, and many
are asking what does this mean for pregnant women?
are seeing that the younger population is being infected with the COVID-19
virus. So all people are susceptible and we also know from previous experiences
that pregnant women are sometimes more susceptible to these upper respiratory
problems," said Dr. Patrick Macedonia a Gynecologist at Trinity Hospital.
Macedonia says that if you are a pregnant woman experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
the first thing you should do is communicate with your physician.
American College of OBGYN just recently published an algorithm that if you are
pregnant, then call your physician or your care provider because there is a
program that they will put you through with a lot of questions and from there
they will decide if you need test or quarantine," said Dr. Macedonia.
placenta is a protection for the fetus. So what we have learned from patients
who have tested positive and delivered is that the fetus is not infected,"
said Dr. Macedonia.
our social distance while chatting with Dr. Macedonia. Hear from him tonight on
@WTOV9 as we talk about what pregnant women need to know during this pandemic.
now at Trinity Hospital, they are set up to helo women who are delivering and
have tested positive for the virus.
you deliver a baby everybody wants to kiss the baby, hug the baby but I think
we have to understand that we just can't do that today because of the way that
the virus is transmitted," Dr. Macedonia said.
said that his best advice for all pregnant women is to follow the CDC
guidelines of social distancing, washing your hands and staying home.
best recommendation for breastfeeding today is to express your milk into a
container with a pump. Then let a healthy person feed your baby," said Dr.
is all going to back to normal but in the meantime, we have to do the best we
can to protect everybody," said Dr. Macedonia.
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