| New Delhi |
October 23, 2020 2:03:39 am
The thought of protest in designated areas is antithetical to the concept of democracy, JNU professor Nivedita Menon mentioned at a press convention to debate the precise to protest, Thursday.
Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav, Magsaysay awardee and convener of the Safai Karamchari Andolan Bezwada Wilson, co-founder of the United In opposition to Hate group Nadeem Khan, and creator Arundhati Roy had been additionally current.
Talking in regards to the latest Supreme Courtroom judgement, which directed authorities to behave towards indefinite protests such because the one at Shaheen Bagh towards the Citizenship Modification Act, and mentioned public areas can’t be occupied indefinitely, Menon mentioned, “To say protest in designated areas is antithetical to the concept of democracy… That protests have to be safely museumised is a parody of democracy and a particularly problematic interpretation by the Supreme Courtroom of what protest means in a democracy and what the worth of protest is.”
The October 7 SC judgement had mentioned: “Democracy and dissent go hand in hand, however then the demonstrations expressing dissent should be in designated locations alone”.
Yadav mentioned that getting permission to protest at a website like Parliament Road was almost inconceivable. “How can the judiciary be oblivious to how issues work?” he requested. Wilson, in the meantime, mentioned he had a proper to boost his voice as a citizen and this voice “shouldn’t be equated with dissent, however a proper”.
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