New Delhi, Feb 10: The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily and issued notices to both the Central, as well as Delhi government, over the death of a four-month old baby, who died due to chilly weather, during the Shaheen Bagh protest.
A bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, took suo motu cognisance of a letter written to it by a national bravery award winner Zen Gunratan Sadavarte, who said that minors should be barred from participating in any type of protest and agitation. "Can a four-month-old go to protest? All mothers should in fact support this cause. Don't create more problems," the CJI observed.
Regretting the death of the infant, the apex court lambasted the lawyers, who raked up the CAA and NRC, and said, 'We are sorry. You cannot use this platform to make such statements. That is not being considered here. Advocate Shahrukh, while appearing for three mothers, said that their children have come back from the school crying, as they were called gaddar or Pakistani. "We don't want people to use this platform to make the situation worse. You cannot make irrelevant arguments. This case is not on CAA, NRC, or students being called Pakistanis", Justice Bobde said.
The bench, also comprising Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, sought the responses of both the Central, as well as Delhi government, over taking the children to the protest sites. (UNI)