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Plea in SC seeks removal of protesters from Shaheen Bagh

Plea in SC seeks removal of protesters from Shaheen Bagh

An activist paints graffiti on a wall to protest against the recent incidents of firing at Jamia Millia Islamia and Shaheen Bagh. PTI



Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 3

As protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act continued for more than 50 days in the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the authorities to remove the protesters, contending they were causing hardships to people by blocking the Delhi-Noida road.

108 ‘PFI’ members held in UP

  • Lucknow: The UP Police have arrested 108 persons, who are reportedly members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), in the last few days for their alleged role in the anti-CAA protest and violence across the state. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi on Monday said 108 reported PFI members had been arrested during the past four days which was in addition to the 25 alleged PFI members arrested last month. Awasthi claimed that among the arrested so-called PFI members were its state president and treasurer. TNS

This is the second petition on the issue before the Supreme Court. Earlier, advocate Amit Sahni had challenged a Delhi High Court’s verdict refusing to issue directions for forthwith removal of the protesters.

Sahni — who challenged the January 14 order of the high court — demanded that the situation be supervised by a retired Supreme Court judge or a sitting judge of the Delhi High Court in order to pre-empt any violence.

Several people are sitting on an indefinite protest at Shaheen Bagh for more than a month disrupting traffic flow on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch — a road link between South Delhi and Noida.

“It is disappointing that the state machinery is muted and silent spectator at hooliganism and vandalism of the protesters who are threatening the existential efficacy of the democracy and the rule of law and had already taken the law and order situation in their own hand,” read the petition filed by former Delhi MLA Nand Kishore Garg.


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