Delhi HC issues notices on the plea seeking investigation into the forces behind anti-CAA protests

On Saturday, the High Court of Delhi issued notices in a plea seeking a probe by the national investigation agency (NIA) to investigate into the funding and sponsoring of Anti CAA protests.

The petition was filed to find out the forces behind the protests in connection with the Citizenship amendment act, 2019. Ajay Gautam, the petitioner also raises in his petition, concerns regarding the closure of various roads in the North east Delhi, which are allegedly blocked due to the ongoing Anti-CAA protests.

“…they have resorted to anarchy and have created havoc and chaos in almost every part of the city and country”, the petition states.

The petitioner contended that Anti-CAA protests have resulted in great violence and destruction of public property.

Ajay Gautam in his petition has claimed that the protest isn’t a normal one and that Anti national and Anti Hindu forces are promoting these protests. According to the petitioner there are vested interests and “Anti-Hindu forces” involved in carrying on the protests.

‘the pattern of protest is also very suspicious. Old women and children are being used as main protesters and the men of their community stand behind them and they openly behave as if they are from Palestine or agents of Gulf countries’, the petitioner claimed.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Union Government, Delhi Government, and Commissioner of Delhi Police. The matter has been listed for further hearing on April 30.

Anti CAA protests are going on for more than 3 months now, in Delhi.

A convulsion of religious violence erupted in the national capital this week, when Kapil Mishra , a local politician belonging to BJP on Sunday appeared at a rally against a group of protesters who were objecting the Citizenship Amendment Act. There he gave a fiery speech in which he declared an ultimatum to the police which was to either clear out the demonstrators, who were blocking the road, or he along with his followers would do it themselves.

Mr. Mishra in his speech also said that he did not wish to create trouble before Mr. Trump left the country on Tuesday night. 

But Within hours, of him giving the speech, Delhi witnessed one of the worst Hindu-Muslim violence in the country. Groups of Hindus and Muslims got into an extremely dirty fight. The police had to open fire after the riots went out of control On Tuesday evening.

The death toll in the communal violence has reached over 42 now.

Angel Mary Aju

Law student at Government Law College, Mumbai.
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