Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaurasia. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Women protesters at Shaheen Bagh on Friday told the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors that when several adjoining roads in the area are open, why have they been asked to move to another site. Senior lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the apex court-appointed interlocutors, met the protesting women at a tent in the south Delhi neighbourhood to hold talks for the third consecutive day.
The interlocutors also called Delhi Police at the spot to discuss the matter with protestors. On Monday, the Supreme Court observed that the blockade of the road at Shaheen Bagh was "troubling" and suggested the protesters go to another site where no public place would be blocked. It, however, upheld their right to protest.
Tonight on Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaurasia, we will discuss for how long this protest will continue.
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"I don't want get into Hindu and Muslims issue. But I have a humble request to the protesters to clear the Shaheen Bagh road and shift the protest to another location," says Abha, a local resident.
"I am diabetic patent. I have to go to a hospital in Noida for treatment. I am not able to go there because of the blockade," says a local.
"I have written a memorandum to the chief minister, the prime minister and other departments, asking why can't they clear the road. If they have the right to protest, we too have the right to use the road," says a local.
"I just returned from Shaheen Bagh. The Supreme Court mediators are doing their work," says a local.
"To protest against the government, should they block the road?" asks Awdesh Kumar, senior journalist.
"The CAA is nothing to do with the Assam NRC. There is no ground of any comparison," says Awdesh Kumar, senior journalist.
"The government should give an affidavit, saying it will not implement nationwide NRC," says Islamic scholar Ifra Jan.
"They don't know what is the meaning of protest. They have no idea about protests," says a local.
Islamic scholar Ifra Jan says it's a protest against women.
"The CAA is nothing to do with any Indian citizen. This protest is an conspiracy," says Awdesh Kumar, senior journalist.
"The CAA is against a particular religion. We are against it," says a protester.
"Protesters are allowing ambulances," says Islamic scholar Ifra Jan.
"Students are facing all kinds of problems. My two children are students of Class 12 and 10. Tomorrow my daughter has a psychology examination. The roads are blocked here. It will take fours to reach the exam centre," says a parent at Sarita Vihar.