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Shaheen Bagh Protests: Interlocutors hand over report to Supreme Court in sealed cover

The Court will take up the matter next on Wednesday.

Shruti Mahajan

The interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court to assist in deciding on pleas to remove Anti-CAA protestors from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh today submitted their report in a sealed cover, following personal visits to protest site.

The Supreme Court today adjourned the matter, intimating that it would hear the case next on February 26, Wednesday after perusing the interlocutors' report

This report has been submitted on behalf of Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde and Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran who were conferred the responsibility to act as interlocutors and hold a dialogue with the protesters.

Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde and Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran
Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde and Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran

The Counsel for one of the petitioners, BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg, sought to get a copy of the report. However, the Court refused to grant the request on the ground that the report is for Court's perusal only.

The report was filed subsequent to the Supreme Court's order on February 17. The Court had also asked Senior Counsel Sanjay Hegde and Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran.

In particular, the interlocutors were directed to ask the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to carry out their demonstrations at an alternative site.

Former chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, has also filed an affidavit as an interlocutor on the issue.

In his affidavit, Habibullah had submitted that the police have been unnecessarily blocking various roads, leading to the chaotic situation complained of. He further submitted that the blame was being placed wrongly on the peaceful protestors.

Two petitions have been filed for the clearance of Kalindi Kunj Road, which is in proximity to the site of the protests. The first petition has been filed by lawyer and activist, Amit Sahni. Sahni has prayed for certain specific directions for the removal of the blockage at the protest site.

The second petition has been filed by Nand Kishore Garg. He has sought the removal of protesters from the site on Kalindi Kunj Road.

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