File review petition in SC against Shaheen Bagh protest judgement
Agroup of activists have a filed a review petition in Supreme Court against the Shaheen Bagh protest case judgement that restricts protests to a “designated area”. Petitioners say the language of the judgment appears to give “unrestricted discretion” to the police to take action against peaceful protesters.
The activists also fear that the judgement could be misused by the administration as the would not need to negotiate with protesters anymore. The petitioners argued that the only way for people to express dissent in a democracy is through peaceful protests and the top court's judgement denies the right to protest.