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Shaheen Bagh Judgement: A Critical Analysis

Utkarsh Mishra, Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Law, Uttaranchal University


There were several sizable demonstrations following the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The Shaheen Bagh agitation, which lasted from December 14 to December 20, had similar protests going on around the nation. Attracted global attention from January 1, 2019 to March 24, 2020. Because it was unique, the 101-day protest drew praise and scorn from people all across the world. Some people applauded this demonstration of democratic protest, while others found it inconvenient.

A main route allegedly being blocked, which thousands of people use every day, was one of the biggest annoyances. The Hon'ble Supreme Court then noted in its ruling in Amit Sahni v. Commissioner of Police & Others (also known as "the Shaheen Bagh Case") that the freedom to demonstrate and the right of the general people to move about must be balanced. Such protests must take place in certain locations and have a set duration, the court made quite plain. It will be interesting to observe if the decision is viewed as legally binding, convincing, or just factual. While this is happening, the Indian demonstration system is being put to the test by the massive farmers' protest. It is important to comprehend how and where the Shaheen Bagh decision sits in the context of a political environment where democratic dissent is more important than ever.

This Paper will let you adhere with the intricacies of the Shaheen Bagh Judgment in the following manner- Firstly, The Introduction followed by Disputations, Judgment of the Case, Critical Analysis, Current Situation in the Case and Finally, the Author’s closing remarks will wrap up the Paper.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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