Swara Bhasker Reveals Why She Appealed To Shaheen Bagh's Ladies To Stay Home
Swara Bhasker has been speaking out against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
While most Indians followed Indian PM Narendra Modi’s advice to stay home on Sunday for the ‘Junta Curfew’, the ladies who have been gathering regularly at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh to protest against government’s policies with respect to the controversial Citizens Amendment Act (CAA), chose to take a defiant stand and insisted on gathering at the Bagh as usual.
But this time one of their most ardent supporters from the entertainment industry, Swara Bhasker refused to endorse their stand. In an Instagram post Swara says, “We are committed to the Constitution and we are committed to the values of the Constitution. At a time of global pandemic - as the Corona virus Covid-19 spreads all over India rapidly, self quarantine, isolation and social distancing are the only ways to lessen the speed with which this virus spreads. As citizens it is our duty to isolate ourselves and social distance. In light of these developments- my appeal to the amazing Dadis of Shaheen Baugh and all the feisty women and people of the sit-in protests across the country: Stand Up! Self isolate! Vacate the streets! “
Swara’s stand against the Shaheen Bagh protestors decision to go against PM Modi’s Junta Darbar has been seen by some as a turncoat swing in her ideology. However Swara is very sure of the right and the wrong of the situation. “Putting the lives of so many people at risk is certainly not right,” she Swara, “No sir. I think that it’s important in any movement to re-strategise itself as per actual reality. With Corona going on it’s unwise and irresponsible to keep the sit-ins on at Shaheeen Bagh as before. Right Wing want an outbreak of Corona at one of these protests and then they can de-legitimise us forever!”
Well, the ladies have heeded Swara’s advice. With the entire city of Delhi going under lockdown because of Coronavirus, the area has now been cleared of protestors after nearly 101 days.