Shaheen Bagh Protest Case: During the anti-CAA movement in Shaheen Bagh, the Supreme Court will give its verdict tomorrow on the matter of removing the crowd sitting on the road. The crowd was removed after the Corona lockdown was implemented in the country. But the petitioners are hopeful that the court may give some instructions to rein in future road protests.
In Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, people sat on the road for about 100 days against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Millions of people were facing daily problems due to the blocking of an important road connecting Delhi to Noida and Faridabad. Advocate Amit Sahni and BJP leader Nandkishore Garg filed a petition in the Supreme Court against this.
Instead of instructing the police to act on the mob, the court thought it appropriate to remove the people by explaining them. For this work, 2 interlocutors Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran were appointed. But he failed. The case was scheduled for hearing on 23 March. But due to Corona, the normal functioning of the court was interrupted.
Finally, on September 21, the matter came up before a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. On that day, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the judges that the demonstrators were removed from the road after the lockdown was implemented. After this information, the court considered the further hearing on the matter as unnecessary.
On behalf of the petitioners, the court was requested to give some instructions to prevent such a situation in future. During the hearing too, there was a talk of balancing the right to protest in democracy and the right to free movement of people. The judges reserved the order on 21 September after listening to all the parties. Now all the parties involved in the case are eyeing whether the court will order to close the case tomorrow or give some instructions about the protests.