Supreme Court Junks Petition Filed Against Shaheeh Bagh Judgement

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court dismissed a petition filed against the Shaheen Bagh Judgment in which it is held that the demonstrations expressing dissent have to be in designated places alone.

Dismissing the review petition, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Krishna Murari opined that the right to protest cannot be anytime and everywhere.

The women protestors of Shaheen Bagh approached the apex court and sought a joint hearing of the pending review petition filed against the Shaheen Bagh judgment with the farm laws petition considering the recent developments and subsequent observations made, reported Live Law.

“While dealing with the said issue, the judgment in review, this Court has made certain observations and given some findings in relation to the said right to protest and as per the present petitioner/applicant, the observations so made, take away the fundamental right to protest and upset the very concept of dissent which is one of the foundations on which our democracy stands,” the court observed.

In the Amit Sahani judgment, the bench consisting of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari observed that: “We have, thus, no hesitation in concluding that such kind of occupation of public ways, whether at the site in question or anywhere else for protests is not acceptable and the administration ought to take action to keep the areas clear of encroachments or obstructions.”

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