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SC Refuses To Pass Interim Order For Clearance Of Shaheen Bagh, Issues Notice To Centre, Delhi Government & Police

Lawstreet Journal 11 Feb 2020 4:32am

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On February 10, 2020, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph hearing Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Amit Sahni and Nand Kishore Garg, refused to pass any interim order for clearance of Shahin Bagh anti-CAA [Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019] protest and issued notice to Centre, Delhi Government and police to reply on February 17, 2020.

"Protests have been going on for 50 days. It can go on a little longer. We would like to hear the other side", commented Justice Kaul

Petitioners through their petition requested to apex court to pass interim order for clearance of Shahin Bagh anti-CAA protest. As protest was causing inconvenience to public. Protest caused ‘blockade’ of roads between Kalindi Kunj and Matura road region, which connects Delhi-Noida-Faridabad. This has led to traffic being diverted to the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway, which sees lacs of commuters, and needs to be decongested, he submits. Commuters and "residents living in the vicinity are suffering as the road was closed for about a month", says Sahni.

While hearing the petitions filed by Amit Sahni and Nand Kishore Garg, Justice Kaul orally remarked "protests can carry on, but it should be done in an area which is designated for protests. You cannot inconvenience people". Justice Kaul continued "There cannot be indefinite protests in a common area. If everybody starts protesting everywhere, what will happen?".

Petitioner urged to respondent i.e. concerned authorities such as Centre, that they cannot be ‘mute spectators’ of such ‘extremely sensitive’ situation. Petitioner… Continue Reading...


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