The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a case in opposition to greater than 100 Asha employees in addition to members of Central Commerce Unions for holding a protest at Jantar Mantar on Sunday in contravention of the Unlock Three pointers in impact to forestall the unfold of Covid-19.
Accredited Social Well being Activists (Asha) have been essential within the struggle in opposition to the illness, and a majority of them within the metropolis have been on strike since July 21, demanding higher wages.
They have been booked for holding protests with out permission and “violating social distancing norms” on the protest.
The FIR was registered on the Parliament Avenue police station underneath Part 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, Part Three of the Epidemic Illness Act and Part 51B of the Catastrophe Administration Act, stated deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal.
Singhal, who can also be a spokesperson for town police, stated greater than 100 Asha employees and members of Central Commerce Unions had gathered at Jantar Mantar to protest on Sunday midday. He stated the police went to the protest spot and knowledgeable them no such protest or gathering was allowed within the metropolis, as per the Unlock 3.zero pointers.
The protesters, nevertheless, claimed they’d obtained permits from authorities involved.
“When the protesters have been requested to provide the permission letter they did not do it. They have been satisfied, and so they left Jantar Mantar after round half an hour, assuring they’d submit the letter on Monday. Nonetheless, no person turned up on Monday, after which the FIR was registered,” Singhal added.
The protest at Jantar Mantar was organised by the All India United Merchants Union Centre (AIUTUC) in opposition to privatisation in all authorities sectors and scheme employees resembling Ashas being denied wage and place of an everyday employee.
Delhi ASHA Staff’ Affiliation (DAWA) had participated within the strike. DAWA has been demanding that the month-to-month wage for an Asha employee in Delhi be hiked to ₹10,000 from ₹4,000 at the moment.
Kavita Yadav, Delhi coordinator for Asha employees, All India United Merchants Union Centre (AIUTUC), stated, “We now have not been knowledgeable by the Delhi Police about any FIR registered in opposition to us, and are looking for out particulars. If the police have registered a FIR, this can be very unlucky and we condemn it.”