BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: A day after Supreme Court appointed mediators met Shaheen Bagh protesters, UP and Delhi police reopened the barricades of a key road adjacent to the protest site after 69 days on Friday. However, the road connecting Faridabad and Noida was shut shortly by police after a span of 40 minutes.
“Protest is your right, continue your protest but you can’t cause inconvenience to others. What are you afraid of? If you move no one will listen to you? We will listen to you. We need to find a solution together,” said the mediators during their dialogue with the protestors for the second time on Thursday.
On the other hand, protestors remained firm on their decision to continue peaceful protests. They informed the interlocutors that they will stop only if the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) are rolled back. They also said they will not just vacate the place but also clean it.
A petition was filed on February 3 asking the authorities to remove the protestors citing that agitators creating problem for people by blocking arterial road connecting Delhi to Noida.
In respond to the plea the Supreme Court appointed senior advocates Sadhna Ramchandran and Sanjay Hegde to talk with the protestors.