Supreme Court dismisses scrutiny petition filed by Shaheenbaugh protest – right to protest is nowhere and everywhere

In Shaheen Bagh, the Supreme Court has refused to consider the earlier ruling on the CAA’s conduct. The Supreme Court has said that the right to protest cannot be anywhere and everywhere. In October 2020, 12 activists challenged the Supreme Court’s ruling banning protests in Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

A three-judge bench of justices SK Kal, Anirudh Bose and Krishna Murari rejected the reconsideration application, saying that “the right to protest should be everywhere and not at any time.” Some protests can start anytime, but no public space can be occupied for long-term retention demonstrations that affect the rights of others. “The decision was made by the Supreme Court on February 9 but was revealed on Friday.

The court rejected the plea that the case be heard in open court on behalf of 12 activists, including Kanze Fatima.

There was a long protest in Shaheen Bagh last year against the Citizenship Amendment Act. A petition was later filed in the Supreme Court to remove the protesters from here. At the same time, the Supreme Court, in its ruling, said that police have the right to evacuate any public space and that it cannot be maintained indefinitely by encroaching upon public space.


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