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The Supreme Court has said that the protesters who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act at the Shaheen Bagh in Delhi cannot block the public roads and create inconvenience for others.
Notices has been issued by the apex court to the Center, Delhi government and the police on the pleas as they seek in removing the protesters from the Shaheen Bagh.
A bench has mentioned that there exists a law and people have grievance against it and therefore the matter has been pending in the court. With no concern of the existence of the matter in the court, few anti- Citizenship Amendment Act protesters are still conducting protests, said a bench that comprised of Justice S K Kaul and Justice K M Joseph.
The bench has also said that the protests cannot be held on the roads as it would cause inconvenience for the public and if the protests are to conducted, it should be done in an area that is identified for the protests.
The bench has added saying that no direction would be passed by the court without hearing the other side and the matter has been posted for 17th of February.
Amit Sahni who is an advocate and one of the petitioners in the case has said that the extent of right to protest is the question that is to be looked on.
The court had replied saying “It can’t be done ex- parte” when the bench has been urged in order to pass some direction, by the advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi who has been appearing for another petitioner and Nand Kishore who is the former BJP MLA.
The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Center and the government of Delhi8 saying that the protesters at the Shaheen Bagh cannot block the public roads as it is leading to inconvenience being caused for the public.
By Shrithika Kushangi