Act demonstration: stay off protests, media debates that are social and Work from home, MNCs tell workers

Act demonstration: stay off protests, media debates that are social and Work from home, MNCs tell workers

NOIDA/GURGAON: Anti-citizenship legislation protests in Delhi impacted citizens in Gurgaon and Noida also on Thursday where many companies asked their employees to work at home and cautioned against joining demonstrations.

While orders under CrPC section 144 were set up in the Noida of Uttar Pradesh, a traffic snarl thousands of commuters on NH-48, the Gurgaon-Delhi road. Some of the firms in Gurgaon cautioned them against participating in demonstrations and media debates and asked their employees to stay cautious when venturing out, employees of firms told PTI.

“Any debate on social media could be perceived as inflammatory and sensitive by any individual amid this raging issue around the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). We have also been advised against joining demonstrations,” an MNC employee stated. Around 11 am, some companies in Noida emailed their staffers that were to work or about to depart to rather stay home and work from there.

“Those already in office have been advised to carefully plan the journey back to houses and advised to postpone it until evening. Individuals who began work in sync with American timings have been asked to not come to office,” a software engineer told PTI requesting anonymity.

The Delhi Police before on Thursday barricaded the roads and started security checks, resulting in congestion and slowing down of the traffic on the Chilla route in Noida, according to officials. Police officers stood after diversion was created on the route in the aftermath of the protests at Jamia Milia Islamia guard on the Kalindi Kunj road, which connects Noida with Delhi and stayed closed for vehicular movement.

Traffic-wise, the situation was worse in Gurgaon where thousands of vehicles were stuck and even on the streets in the DLF Cyber City, with several images of the traffic movement. The two satellite towns of Delhi, gurgaon and Noida, are home to thousands of multinational and Indian companies.

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