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Shaheen Bagh protests: Supreme Court asks Interlocutors Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran to talk to protesters

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today asked Senior Counsel Sanjay Hegde and Advocate Sadhana Ramachandran to act as interlocutors and ask the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to carry out their demonstrations at an alternative site.

The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph passed the order today in the petitions seeking removal of protesters from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and the clearance of Kalindi Kunj road, where anti-CAA protests have been going on for nearly two months.

Liberty has been granted to both lawyers to pick a third person who can also act as an interlocutor in the instant matter.

When the Court took up matter today, it clarified that the limited question before it was one concerning the place at which an indefinite protest of this nature can be held.

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

Having spotted Hegde in the Courtroom, the Bench sought to speak to him on the matter. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta pointed out that Hegde has a certain specific point of view on the issue of CAA, the legislation against which the protest at Shaheen Bagh is being held. The Court, however, stated that it only wants to see if Hegde can act as an interlocutor.

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