In the wake of the passing away of an infant at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, Zen Gunratan Sadavarte, who received the Indian Council for Child Welfare’s National Bravery Award for 2019, has written to the Chief Justice of India seeking restrictions on the involvement of children in agitations, news agency ANI tweeted.
The 11-year-old bravery award recipient appealed to the CJI S A Bobde to issue directions for authorities to stop children and infants’ involvement in demonstrations and agitations.
Earlier on 30 January, a four-month-old baby who was regularly taken to the Shaheen Bagh protest had tragically died after being subject to the harsh weather conditions at the venue.
His mother had taken him to the protest on the night of his death and put him to sleep only at 1:00am. In the morning his parents found him motionless. He was declared dead after being taken to a hospital.
As reported, the baby was taken to the Shaheen Bagh protesters even at a tender age of 20 days and in the process was cheered on by a section of the media.
Sadavarte, on 22 August 2018, had saved at least 10 lives in a fire tragedy at Parel’s Crystal Tower in Mumbai. She was praised for using methods and techniques learnt during the disaster management classes, while guiding people stuck in the fire without panicking.
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