New Delhi: Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing over road blocks due to protests at Shaheen Bagh, one of the interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court, Wajahat Habibullah on Sunday filed an affidavit in the apex court. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Protesters 'Open' Noida-Kalindi Kunj Road; 'No Clarity on Consent Among Agitators,' Say Cops
Habibullah, in his affidavit, has stated that the protest in Shaheen Bagh against Citizenship Amendment Act is peaceful. Besides, he has claimed that the police have blocked five points around Shaheen Bagh.
Later in the day, the Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, the other two SC-appointed mediators will meet protesters.
Last week, the apex court had appointed a three-member panel, comprising senior counsels Hegde, Ramachandran, and former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah, to talk to the protesters and convince them to relocate to another site.
Notably, the protesters have been staging a sit-in at Shaheen Bagh for over two months, blocking the road connecting southeast Delhi and Noida.
However on Saturday, one of the roads (Noida-Kalindi Kunj) was opened by the protesters. Notably, the Noida-Kalindi Kunj road had been closed since the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) began at Shaheen Bagh in December.