SC appoints mediators to talk to Shaheen Bagh Protesters about shifting

The Supreme Court on Monday set up a mediation team to hold talks with the Shaheen Bagh protesters who are on a sit-in for over two months against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran and former chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah will talk to the protesters and try to persuade them to continue their demonstration in another location.

“People have the right to protest but the question is where to hold agitation. Blocking of roads was the only thing causing trouble. Democracy works on expressing views but there are lines and boundaries for it,” the top court said.

The apex court also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to look into alternatives for Shaheen Bagh protesters. 

“If nothing works out, we will leave it to the authorities,” the court said.