New Delhi: As Supreme Court-appointed members are meeting anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh on Wednesday, a resolution to the traffic deadlock is at sight, but it won’t be easy as several rounds of mediation will be required to untie the knot. On Monday, a two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph appointed Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran to talk to the protesters and urge them to move the protest somewhere else. Also Read - 'Teesta Setalvad Tutoring Shaheen Bagh Protesters,' Alleges BJP; Posts Video
“We hope to speak to everyone inside and keep everyone briefed. There are no favourites. We hope to resolve the matter inside with everyone’s cooperation,” said Sanjay Hegde. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Stir: Supreme Court-Appointed Panel of Interlocutors to Meet Today
But will Shaheen Bagh protest remain the same if it shifts to somewhere else? Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Stir: 'Can't Have Everyone on Road', Says SC; Appoints Senior Counsels as Interlocutors
Here are the possibilities:
1. The majority of the protesters are not in favour of changing the venue of the protest. But they are open to listening to the suggestion of the interlocutors.
2. The protesters want the Supernova Junction, Apollo Junction and the Mahamaya Junction to be opened. While the Supernova junction leads to Okhla, the Apollo junction leads to Sarita Vihar and the Mahamaya junction leads to Noida.
3. The protesters want everything to be in writing so that the same can be produced at the court.
4. As the protesters are also willing to allow small vehicles to pass, the stretch of the protest can be shortened.
5. This process to resolve traffic woes will divert attention from the main issue of CAA, the protesters are claiming.
The next hearing in the case in the Supreme Court will take place on February 24.