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Won't use force to evict protestors from Shaheen Bagh: Delhi Police after court order

After the Delhi High Court directed the police to look into the traffic restrictions on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, the Delhi Police said that it will not evict protestors but hopes they will clear the area soon.

Won't use force to evict protestors from Shaheen Bagh: Delhi Police after court order

The Delhi High Court had asked the police to look into the issue of traffic restrictions while also keeping in mind that law and order is maintained. (Photo: PTI)

Dispelling rumours, the Delhi Police on Tuesday declared that it will not be evicting anti-CAA protestors from Shaheen Bagh.

The statement came after the Delhi High Court directed the police to look into the traffic restrictions on the Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.

Officials from the Delhi Police told India Today TV that they are in touch with community leaders and traders in Shaheen Bagh. The police has also requested traders to open their establishments.

Making an appeal for the road to be cleared, Delhi Police officials said, "We hope that the protesters will understand the high court order."

"Better sense should prevail and the protestors should end the road blockade which has caused inconvenience to many in Delhi and Noida," the officials added.

The Delhi High Court had asked the police to look into the issue of traffic restrictions while also keeping in mind that law and order is maintained.

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said however that no direction can be issued by the court on how to handle an agitation or the place of protest and the traffic as it depends on the ground reality and the wisdom of police.

The court passed the order while disposing of a PIL filed by advocate and social activist Amit Sahni seeking a direction to the Delhi Police Commissioner to lift restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch and Okhla underpass, which were closed on December 15, 2019, for ongoing protests against CAA and National Register of Citizen (NRC).

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