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SC Commences Hearing Today: JMI And AMU Violence

Lawstreet Journal 17 Dec 2019 7:42pm

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The Supreme Court today (December 17, 2019) commenced hearing pleas on alleged police atrocities on persons protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

Advocate Mehmood Pracha, for Jamia alumini association begins argument.  The Counsel sought SC’s intervention. The Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde said, “Don't treat us as a trial court. There are various consequences. What can this court to do?” Advocate Mehmood Pracha said, “Widespread, spontaneous protest started in various parts of the country. Students are our guiding light. The SC has to protect our right to protest. It was a siege where armed police attacked unarmed citizens.”

The SC told Petitioners that, “We are not institution to maintain law and order. We are not going to deal with facts. We are not the first court. We are not belittling the problem. It is a law and order problem.”

Indira Jaising told the SC that, "If peace has to be maintained, there should be an order that no arrests would be made. I am asking for no coercive action."

SC asked, "If somebody has broken the law, should police not file an FIR? We are not saying that you don't have a problem. Let us have an advantage of a High Court order. Why don't you go to the high courts. There are different circumstances, consequences, grievance and situation in every instance of violence. We are not a fact-finding court. We are not saying we don't want to hear your grievances. We are not belittling the problem. We look at… Continue Reading...

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