Constitution envisages right to protest but with certain duties: Supreme Court dismisses review petition against verdict on Shaheen Bagh protests

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul led bench maintained that there "may be some spontaneous protests but in case of prolonged dissent or protest, there cannot be continued occupation of public place."
Shaheen Bagh
Shaheen Bagh

The Supreme Court of India has dismissed the review petition challenging its October 2020 verdict on Shaheen Bagh protests reiterating its stand that prolonged protests cannot be at the cost of continued occupation of public spaces affecting the rights of others (Kaniz Fatima vs Commissioner of Police).

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