Protests should not take place wherever and whenever: Supreme Court on Shaheen Bagh protests
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ruled that protests should not take place wherever and whenever, and that everyone has the right to protest, but there are certain limits. It is learned that there were agitations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019 at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi. Protesters occupied the entire road and raised concerns for days. However, the Supreme Court was outraged last year. Shaheen Bagh said the concerns were illegal. Twelve volunteers filed a review petition against the court orders.
The petition was heard by a bench comprising Justice SK Kaul, Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Krishna Murari. ‘Wherever there is .. whenever there is no right to protest. Anyone has the right to make concerns. Unless they have to happen then .. that disagreement should not be heard for a long time. Public places should not be occupied to the detriment of the public. The rights of the people should not be deprived of the right to protest, ”the tribunal said.
It said there were more areas to protest than there were concerns, and that public spaces should not be occupied. However, the Supreme Court ruled in October last year that dissent was natural in a democracy. However she acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat President Conte’s government. Meanwhile, anti-CAA protests have been going on in Shaheen Bagh for almost 3 months.