The Supreme Court on Monday appointed two senior lawyers to talk to the Shaheen Bagh protesters on the issue of shifting their protests elsewhere.

Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran will talk to the protesters and try to convince them to move the protest to some other location where it would not cause obstruction or inconvenience to transport. The case is being heard by Justice SK Kaul and KM Joseph.
Two petitions had been filed demanding the removal of the protesters from the Shaheen Bagh area alleging that it was causing inconvenience to people, including office and school goers. The protest at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh is being held against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since December 15.
The court had on February 10 said that it wanted to hear the protesters before passing an order on the matter.
The judges hoped that the mediators will be able to arrive at a positive solution after talking to the protesters failing which the matter would be left for the administration to solve. The Court told the protesters that they may continue the protest but not on such an important road which is used by a large number of people every day.
The lawyer for the protesters has asked for some time before moving to another place.

 

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