Public places, roads can't be occupied indefinitely: SC on Shaheen Bag
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (October 7) said that public places and roads cannot be occupied indefinitely and agitations should be permitted in designated areas only. The SC made the observation while hearing petitions on road blockade during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.
"There cannot be ban on public meetings but they have to be in designated areas. Right to commute should not be indefinitely curtailed," a three-judge bench headed by justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed, adding that right to protest has to be balanced with right to commute.