The Supreme Court on Monday said the anti-CAA protesters at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh cannot block roads and cause inconvenience to others.
The apex court issued notices to the Centre, Delhi government and police on pleas seeking removal of protesters who are demonstrating against the amended citizenship law at the Shaheen Bagh area due to which a major road linking Noida with Delhi has been blocked, causes traffic congestions in other parts.
“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,” said a bench of Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph. “You cannot block public roads. There cannot be indefinite period of protest in such an area. If you want to protest, it has to be in an area identified for protest,” the bench said.
The bench said it will not pass any order without hearing the other side and posted the matter for further hearing on February 17.