Shanta Kumar says Centre, Delhi government responsible for Shaheen Bagh episode

Shanta Kumar

The Hush Post | 8:58 pm | One-minute read |

Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Shanta Kumar has held the central and Delhi governments responsible for the anti-CAA dharna at Shaheen Bagh. The former union minister has also strongly criticised the Supreme Court for sending interlocutors to protesters instead of deciding its legality.

Shanta Kumar, who was in Solan, said the country has failed in handling the Shaheen Bagh episode.

“How can governments, be it of the Centre or state, allow such a long dharna at a public place?” PTI quoted Kumar.

“I respect the judiciary and the Supreme Court. The work of the judiciary is to provide justice, not to send interlocutors at dharna sites,” he said.

Shanta Kumar further said, “I regret the judiciary handling the situation in such a way as it was the wrong way to handle the situation”.

However, he asserted that people have the right to hold dharna, but nobody has the right to cause inconvenience to others.

“Why did the legislature, executive and judiciary allowed such a long dharna at a public place? They deliberately allowed the situation to reach this stage. It seems as if they have given them a licence to hold a protest at any place. They thought when required, they will send interlocutors to request them to change the place of the protest,” he added.

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