New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that public roads and places cannot be occupied indefinitely and stressed that “dissent and democracy go hand in hand”.
The top court also stated that it gives right to peaceful protests but it should be held at designated places only.
“We have to make it clear that public places cannot be occupied indefinitely whether in Shaheen Bagh (in Delhi) or elsewhere. These sort of protests (like Shaheen Bagh) are not acceptable and (the) authorities should act… they must keep such spaces free from obstruction,” SC said.
“We appreciate the right to peacefully protest and it can be (held) at designated places only,” the court stressed.