New Delhi, December 16: The Supreme Court has, for the time being, refused to take the cognizance of the police action against students opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Chief Justice of India SA Bobde rebuked the lawyers seeking stiff action against police, saying that public property was being damaged, violence was taking place all over the capital. This cannot be tolerated. If the violence stops, we will hear it tomorrow.
Senior advocate Indira Jai Singh mooted the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice and said that human rights were being violated all over the country, reacting on this, the Chief Justice said that we are not against peaceful demonstrations and he understands his responsibility to protect the rights.
The Chief Justice said “They are students that does not mean that they can be allowed to commit violence or damage public property anywhere in the country. Police is doing the work of maintaining law and order so the court cannot do much in this. If peace is restored, we will hear it tomorrow.
A petition was also filed in the Delhi High Court on this matter, demanding action on the matter on illegal detention of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University. The court has refused to take immediate action on this petition. The High Court told the petitioner that first you file the petition in the registry, after that we will hear the petition.