The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors — senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran — on Monday handed over a report of their four-day endeavour to persuade Shaheen Bagh protesters to shift their agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to an alternative site, out of the way of traffic and public movement.
A Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K.M. Joseph took the yellow-enveloped reports proffered by the interlocutors in the courtroom. “We will go through the report. We will list the case for hearing day after tomorrow,” Justice Kaul said.
The court refused to give a copy of the report to petitioner-advocate Amit Sahni. “We are not even putting it [report] on record… Let’s go through it first,” Justice Kaul said.
On February 17, the Supreme Court upheld the fundamental right of mothers, children and ordinary people of Shaheen Bagh and Delhi to protest against the CAA but expressed its concern over their blocking public areas such as roads to voice their discontent.