Protesters can’t block road indefinitely: Supreme Court

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The court observations came in the course of the hearing of two petitions - one by Amit Sahni and other by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg.

Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a protest can’t go on indefinitely and those protesting against CAA at Shaheen Bagh can’t block the road and cause inconvenience to the public.

“Protest has gone on for many days. It can’t be for an indefinite period.  There must be an area identified or protest”, said a bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M.Joseph as court issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on two petitions seeking eviction of the protestors.

“There is a law and people have grievance against it. The matter is pending in court. Despite that some people are protesting. They are entitled to protest”, the bench said.

The court observations came in the course of the hearing of two petitions  - one by Amit Sahni and other by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg — seeking directions for the removal of protesters who protesting since December 15, 2019.

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