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BJP Leader Seeks Removal Of Shaheen Bagh Protestors In An Urgent Hearing To Ease Traffic Congestion

By LawStreet News Network      05 February, 2020 12:02 PM      0 Comments
BJP Leader Seeks Removal Of Shaheen Bagh Protestors In An Urgent Hearing To Ease Traffic Congestion

The Supreme Court asked a Delhi Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Nand Kishore Garg on 4th of February, 2020 (Tuesday) to approach it's mentioning officer to get an early date of hearing on the plea seeking removal of hundreds of anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019) protestors occupying a road-stretch in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh area. The hearing was sought to overcome the difficulty faced by residents due to the nearly-two-month-long protest on a road connecting Delhi and Noida. Also, various other arterial roads of Delhi have been facing traffic congestion due to the protests. 

"You go to the mentioning officer," the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said.

Restrictions have been imposed on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch and Okhla underpass since December 15, 2019. 

Saying that the law-enforcement machinery has been "held hostage to the whims and fancies of the protesters," the plea has sought laying down of guidelines for protests leading to the obstruction of access to public places.

"It is disappointing that the state machinery is muted and silent spectator at hooliganism and vandalism of the protesters who are threatening the existential efficacy of the democracy and the rule of law and had already taken the law-and-order situation in their own hand," said the plea.

The plea also contended the fact that Shaheen Bagh protest is "undoubtedly within the constitutional parameter but it has lost its legality as constitutional protections were being blatantly and brazenly flouted and violated."

"The State has a duty to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens, who have been facing trouble due to the road blockade," "Hence, it is urgently required that the public places must not be allowed to be abused and misused for ulterior and mala fide purposes such as staging protest against the constitution amendment in the heart of the capital city and thereby causing incalculable hardships and difficulties to the common people." the plea further stated. 

 

Author - Dyuti Pandya 



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