NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has dismissed assessment petitions filed by 12 activists towards its earlier verdict, which dominated that “the suitable to protest cannot be anytime, and in all places.”
A 3-judge bench of the apex courtroom, headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and likewise comprising Justices Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari lately on February 9, 2021, had handed the order on the assessment petitions filed by 12 activists, together with that of Kaniz Fatima.
The prime courtroom additionally refused a request made by the petitioners, of their assessment petition, to record the matter in an open courtroom. The 12 petitioners had moved the apex courtroom and filed the assessment petition difficult the SC’s earlier October 2020, order, holding that ‘demonstrations expressing dissent have to be in designated locations alone.’
While dismissing the assessment petitions, the highest courtroom stated, “We perused the assessment petition and are satisfied that the order of (October 2020), which assessment has been sought, doesn’t undergo from any error obvious warranting its consideration.”
“The proper to protest can’t be anytime, and in all places. There might be some spontaneous protests, however in case of extended dissent, or protest, there can’t be continued occupation of public place affecting the rights of others,” the Supreme Court stated in its order.
It additionally stated, “We have 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.”