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Shaheen Bagh: Apex Court no to expand ambit

26-02-2020

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned Delhi Police for not taking any action against people who made inflammatory remarks before communal violence broke out in North East Delhi, while hearing the petitions in connection with Shaheen Bagh matter."What happened is very, very unfortunate and sad. It should not have happened. But we do not expand the ambit of Shaheen Bagh case and people can seek remedy by filing separate petition," ruled a bench, headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, today during the course of the hearing. "I have my loyalty to Constitution and I must express my anguish over the loss of life of people in Delhi and it's high time that verdict in Prakash Singh case be implemented to make police more effective and professional," the other judge in the bench, Justice K M Joseph said.

"Human lives are precious. The loss of lives are sad and unfortunate. It should not happen," Apex Court observed. However, it said that the environment is not conducive to hear plea against Shaheen Bagh protest and deferred the hearing to 23rd March. "We defer the matter today. We will hear the matter again on March 23," the Apex Court today said. Apex Court said that it is not in favour of expanding the scope of pending case on Shaheen Bagh to take cognizance of recent violence in Delhi. The Top Court was hearing petitions seeking orders and directions to respective parties and or authorised to remove the protestors, protesting against the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) from Shaheen Bagh. Now the matter would come up for hearing on March 23 before Apex Court.

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