The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government over the death of a four-month-old at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh where the longest protest against the amended citizenship law, CAA, has been going on.
“Can a four-month-old child go for the protest?” the Supreme Court asked, coming down heavily on the lawyers who say they are appearing for mothers of children sitting in protest at Shaheen Bagh.
A Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, took note of the incident after a 12-year-old National Bravery Award winner wrote to the CJI over the baby’s death. In her letter, Zen Gunratan Sadavarte sought a probe into the infant’s death.
Four-month-old Mohammad Jahan was taken to the protest site at Shaheen Bagh by his parents almost every day. He died of severe cold and congestion on Januray 30 after being exposed to the bitter cold.