New Delhi, Feb 13: The Supreme Court whereas rejecting petitions looking for evaluate of its October 7 2020 order within the case regarding the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh unhappy that the constitutional assure of proper to protest comes with some riders. Protests can’t be continued occupation of a public place in case of extended dissent, the court docket additionally dominated.
A Bench of Justices S Okay Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari mentioned, ” we’ve got thought-about the sooner judicial pronouncements and recorded our opinion that the Constitutional scheme comes with a proper to protest and specific dissent however with an obligation to have sure duties. The proper to protest can’t be anytime and everywhere. There might be some spontaneous protests however in case of extended dissent or protest, there can’t be continued occupation of a public place. “
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We have perused the Review Petition and report of the Civil Appeal and are satisfied that the order of which evaluate has been sought, doesn’t endure from any error obvious warranting its reconsideration, the Bench mentioned whereas rejecting a evaluate petition.
In its October 7 order, the Bench mentioned that whereas appreciating the existence of the fitting to peaceable protest towards a laws… we’ve got to make it unequivocally clear that public methods and public areas can’t be occupied in such a way and that too indefinitely.
The Bench mentioned that the Shaheen Bagh protests was not even one of many protests going down in an undesignated space, however was a blockage of a public means which brought on grave inconvenience to commuters” and added “we can’t settle for the plea of the candidates that an indeterminable variety of folks can assemble at any time when they select to protest.