Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh road: Law and order important, but keep public interest in mind too, Delhi HC to police

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Published: January 14, 2020 11:48 AM

The Kalindi Kunj stretch is vital as it connects Delhi, Faridabad in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

kalindi kunj road, shaheen bagh, caa protests, delhi police, delhi high courtKalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch has been closed for nearly a month due to anti-CAA protests. (Photo/ANI)

Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh road latest news: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the city police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for nearly a month due to protests against the amended Citizenship Act, while keeping in mind the larger public interest.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the police to look into the issue while also keeping in mind maintenance of law and order.

The court passed the order while disposing of a PIL filed by advocate and social activist Amit Sahni seeking a direction to the Delhi Police Commissioner to lift restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh Stretch and Okhla underpass, which were closed on December 15, 2019 for ongoing protests against CAA and National Register of Citizen (NRC).

It was a temporary measure but has been extended from time to time.

The Kalindi Kunj stretch is vital as it connects Delhi, Faridabad (Haryana) and Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and commuters are forced to take the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Expressway and Ashram, which is causing hours of traffic jams and wastage of time and fuel, it said.

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