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Petition seeking clarification on the decision of Shaheen Bagh picket case dismissed in Supreme Court

New Delhi:

Supreme Court has Shaheen Bagh The petition seeking clarification on the verdict in the case has been dismissed. The Supreme Court said that the verdict speaks for itself. Justice SK Kaul said- the issue is over, why has it been listed? What clarification has been sought, I do not understand. No explanation needed, the whole issue is over. Let us tell you that the bench of Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundaresh was hearing this matter. The application for clarification was filed by Syed Bahadur Abbas Naqvi.


In fact, the Supreme Court, through its October 7, 2020 decision, had held that the right to peaceful protest against a law exists, but demonstrations expressing dissent should take place at designated places and public places should not be occupied indefinitely. can go. This decision came on the petition of lawyer Amit Sahni, in which the protest against CAA in Shaheen Bagh was sought to be removed from the road.

A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph had said during the hearing of this case that this sit-in demonstration has been going on for several days. This cannot be continued in a common area, otherwise everyone will start dharna everywhere. Can you close the public area like this? Can you block the public road? The protest has been going on for a very long time and a place should be ensured for the performance.

Significantly, the Modi government had got the Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by both the houses in the winter session of Parliament. This law came into effect after the President’s signature. Under this, it has been made easy to give Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Parsi citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Religious persecution has been made its basis. Under this law, it has been said to give Indian citizenship to the people of the following communities who have come from these countries till December 31, 2014. Muslims have not been kept in this law. The central government says that Muslims are not minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, which is why Muslims have been kept out of it in the amended law.


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