SC says to Shaheen Bagh protestors "You have right to protest but do not block roads"

SC says to Shaheen Bagh protestors

The Supreme Court on Monday told Shaheen Bagh protesters to come to a "reasonable solution" so that roads are no longer blocked.

The apex court was hearing an appeal filed by advocate Amit Sahni, who had approached the high court seeking directions to the Delhi Police to ensure smooth traffic flow on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which remains blocked by anti-CAA protesters since December 15.

"You have the right to protest but let the roads not be blocked. This can create chaos. Today you are protesting, others may protest tomorrow. People get ideas," the Supreme Court observed during the hearing.

When advocate Amit Sahni brought up Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's comment that "there will be 5,000 more Shaheen Baghs", the Supreme Court bench said, "We have no problem with 5,000 protests. We just want those roads are not blocked. What's troubling us is a very limited scope which is blocking of roads. There is a fundamental right to protest."