There should be peace, no rioting: SC on Jamia protests

SC to decide CA Act validity only after violence stops

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it should be first assured that there is peace and no rioting, and then it will be inclined to hear matters connected with the alleged police high-handedness on violent protests in Jamia area in south Delhi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said “first, we want to be assured that there would be peace, and if you want to take to street, then in that scenario, do not come to us”.

Senior advocates Indira Jaising and Colin Gonsalves mentioned the matter before the court alleging police violence against students in Jamia. The Chief Justice told the lawyers that students can’t say they have a right to breach the law and order.

The apex court reiterated its warning that if protest, violence and destruction of public properties go on, then “we will not hear”.

The apex court agreed take up the matter on Tuesday related to violence against students in Jamia Millia Islamia University, and also consider the case of disturbances in Aligarh Muslim University over the CAA.