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Shaheen Bagh: the Supreme Court will hear pleas against the protest in Shaheen Bagh after the elections in Delhi India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said it would hear the pleas against the protests against CAA in Shaheen Bagh next week, as it did not want to “influence” the Delhi assembly elections by hearing the matter on Friday.
Surveys in the national capital will be carried out on Saturday and the matter will now be heard on Monday.
“We understand that there is a problem and we have to see how to solve it. We will address it on Monday. We will be in a better position by then,” said a bank made up of judges S K Kaul and K M Joseph.
On a lighter note, the court, postponing the petition, said: “Let the cat out of the bag.”
When a defender who appeared for one of the petitioners said that the vote for the Delhi elections is scheduled for February 8, the bank said: “That is exactly why we say we are coming on Monday. Why should we influence that? ? ”
The bank also asked the petitioners to come prepared on Monday to discuss why the matter should not be referred to the Delhi Superior Court.
“We believe it would be appropriate for the superior court to deal with the matter. The superior tribunal is the appropriate forum and we can issue instructions to that effect,” the bank said.
The higher court was listening to an appeal filed by lawyer Amit Sahni, who had approached the higher court seeking instructions for the Delhi police to ensure a smooth flow of traffic on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, blocked by anti-protesters CAA since December 15.

The higher court had urged local authorities to address the situation taking into account the law and order.
Separately, former Delhi MLA Nand Kishore Garg, through his lawyer Shashank Deo Sudhi, has filed a petition in the trial court seeking instructions to the authorities to eliminate Shaheen Bagh protesters.
Restrictions have been imposed on the Kaindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh section and the Okhla underpass, which were closed on December 15 last year due to protests against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

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