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Delhi High Court Snubs PIL Seeks Court’s Intervention to Open Kalandi Kunj –Shaheen Bagh Strech

On a PIL filed by a social activist & Advocate, Amit Sahni categorically mentioned, the road closure due to Shaheen Bagh mass protest is “causing huge inconvenience/hardship to lakhs of commuters every day and they are compelled to take different routes for last one month”.

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“It ought to be kept in mind that whenever any agitation or protest is going on, the situation is like a fluid – keep on changing looking to the temperament of the protesters and resistances by other people. Simultaneously, the police have to maintain the law and order. Hence, the respondents have all power, jurisdiction, and authority to control the traffic, wherever protests or agitations are going on, in the larger public interest. In such a situation, no specific writ, order or direction can be issued by this Court as to handle the agitation or protest or the place of protest and the traffic. It all depends upon the ground reality and the wisdom of the police, where situations may keep changing every 10 minutes,” read the Delhi High Court Order

The PIL was tabled before the Bench of Delhi High Court comprises of Chief Justice Dines Patel and Justice Hari Shankar.

Shaheen Bagh not only turned as the talk of the Capital city but also became the talk of the world today just within a month due to whole day and night peaceful protest against CAA, NRC, and NPR by thousands of women protesters here.

The said protest here has been going on since 15th December 2019. The adjacent Kalindi Kunj stretch of Shaheen Bagh is a major concern to connect Delhi, Faridabad, and Noida. All the commuters in the way are being forced to divert their way toward Delhi-Noida-Delhi Express Highway which causes hours of Traffic jams.

The Court further refused to entertain another plea appealing to order to evacuate Shaheen Bagh Protest site for the reason of road blockage and heavy traffic congestion on DND road.

The Delhi High court disposed of a PIL after entertaining it to hear concerning the matter of Shaheen Bagh Protest site. The court ordered that it is the utmost responsibility of Police to handle the traffic situation of the Capital

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