Shaheen Bagh : Key Road Shut Due To Protest, Re-opens Briefly After 69 Days
Key Noida-Faridabad road re-opens after 69 days after Supreme Court-appointed mediators meet Shaheen Bagh protesters in Delhi
Shaheen Bagh: Key Road Shut Due To Protest, Re-opens After 69 Days
New Delhi: The key road near the Delhi's center of protest Shaheen Bagh where protestors re have been for two months against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA was reopened today briefly by Uttar Pradesh Police and Delhi Police for about 40 minutes after the police removed barricade where protests have been going on in Shaheen Bagh agaisnt0 Citizenship Amendment Act implemented in December 2019. The road was opened after 69 days to ease the traffic congestion by the police.
The reopening comes two Supreme Court-appointed mediators met those who have been sitting in protest for more than two months.
"We urged protesters to come up with creative solutions to the traffic situation, while simultaneously protecting their right to protest," senior lawyer Sanjay Hegde, one of the mediators, said after meeting the protesters on Thursday.
Sanjay Hegde and another advocate, Sadhana Ramachandran, were named as mediators on Monday as the matter ended up in court. They were tasked with persuading the protesters to continue their agitation in another location, so the road can re-open and commuters do not face problems.
The resulting blockade of an arterial road that connects Noida and Faridabad near Delhi had been repeatedly flagged by the BJP as a law and order problem and was made the centrepiece of its campaign for the Delhi assembly election.
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