Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Monday condemned the violence in Delhi over Citizenship Amendment Act. Senior advocate Indira Jaising mentioned Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University incidents before a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde. Jaising asked the apex court to take suo motu cognizance of the issue saying ‘It’s a very serious human rights violation all over the country.”
To this, CJI Sharad Bobde said that “We will determine the rights but not in the atmosphere of riots, let all of this stop and then we will take suo motu cognizance. We are not against rights and peaceful demonstrations.”
Meanwhile, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves said that “A retired SC judge should inquire into the Jamia matter. CJI Bobde said “We don’t want to see videos (when an advocate tells court that videos are there). If violence and destruction of public property continues, we will not hear it.”
Also, CJI said, “Just because they happen to be students, it doesn’t mean they can take law and order in their hands, this has to be decided when things cool down. This is not the frame of mind when we can decide anything. Let the rioting stop.” The Supreme Court will hear the matter tomorrow (Tuesday).