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Petition Filed Against Shaheen Bagh Road Blockade, SC Adjourns Hearing To Monday

Lawstreet Journal 8 Feb 2020 4:32am

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The Supreme Court of India while hearing a petition against the Shaheen Bagh road blockade in Delhi today (February 7, 2020) said that it will hear matter on Monday (February 10, 2020) in light of the upcoming elections on Saturday (February 8, 2020).

The petitioner said that since elections (in Delhi) are scheduled for tomorrow, the bench should consider hearing the matter today.

To which the Bench replied in unison saying, "That is exactly why we are saying we will hear it on Monday."

Restrictions have been imposed on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch and the Okhla underpass since December 15, 2019, when the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) began in the area. 

Several petitions have been filed in the Apex Court of the country previously seeking the reopening of Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh in the interest of ease of conveyance for the general public.

The protesters, across the streets includes women and children mostly, who have occupied the road indefinitely.

The Supreme Court while hearing a previous petition filed before it asked a Delhi Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Nand Kishore Garg on 4th of February, 2020 (Tuesday) to approach it's mentioning officer to get an early date of hearing on the plea seeking removal of hundreds of anti-CAA protestors occupying the road-stretch in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area. The hearing was sought to overcome the difficulty faced by residents due to the nearly-two-month-long protest on a road connecting Delhi and Noida. Also, various other arterial roads of Delhi… Continue Reading...

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