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‘Bas ho Chuki namaz musalla uthaiye’ – (Namaz is over, lift the prayer mat)

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The foremost duty of state institutions is to maintain law and order. Shaheen Bagh agitators had no doubt the right to protest but they had no right to block roads.
The state authorities should have used police force and thrown out the road blockers.
But instead what is being done is a drama, in which the state function of maintaining the law has been outsourced to ‘interlocutors’ who have gone with a begging bowl to appease these lawbreakers. And the refractory mob does not seem to be in any mood to be appeased, having roundly rebuffed Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramchandran.
How long will the Shaheen Bagh protesters hold the people of Delhi to ransom? It is time they were told, in the words of the Urdu poet Atish “Bas ho Chuki namaz musalla uthaiye” and sent packing by a police force.


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Markandey Katju

Written by Markandey Katju

Justice Markandey Katju is the former Chairman, Press Council of India. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Press Council of India, he served as a Permanent judge at the Supreme Court of India.

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