Khoj Khabar: Tonight, we will debate whether minors be allowed to participate in protest sites? (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Khoj Khabar with Deepak Chaurasia: The Supreme Court Friday took cognisance on its own to "stop involvement of children and infants in demonstrations" following the death of an infant on January 30 at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi. The apex court website showed that the issue would be taken up for hearing on February 10 by a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde.
The matter assumes importance as a letter was recently written by a 12-year-old National Bravery Award winner to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) seeking directions to prevent children from participating in demonstrations as it "amounts to cruelty".
A 4-month-old baby had passed away in his sleep on the night of January 30 after returning from Shaheen Bagh where his parents had taken him during the anti-CAA protest. Zen Gunratan Sadavarte, a recipient of the 2019 Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) National Bravery Award, said in the letter to the CJI's office that the parents of the baby and the organisers of the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh had "failed" to protect the rights of the kid, resulting in his death.
Tonight, in Khoj Khabar, we will debate whether minors be allowed to participate in protest sites?
Khoj Khabar | Highlights
#09:05 PM: I agree that minors should not be allowed at protest site. But why hasn't Home Minister Amit Shah not visited and pacified with protesters yet, asks spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party Preeti Sharma Menon.
#09:07 PM: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan has been inciting protesters at Shaheen Bagh, says BJP's Prem Shukla.
#09:10 PM: The place, where people have been claiming to uphold and fight for the Constitution, witnessing lawlessness. Is Shaheen Bagh in Pakistan? Deepak Chaurasia asks Preeti Sharma Menon.
#09:13 PM: Everybody is asking why Shaheen Bagh road is blocked, but why is nobody asking why the road in front of Amit Shah's residence is closed, says political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla.
#09:30 PM: The children protesting at Shaheen Bagh should not be removed. The UN said the CAA is a black law, says political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla.
#09:31 PM: I have no trust on PM Modi's words, he had said that black money will be wiped out after demonetisation, says Tehseen Poonawalla.
#09:33 PM: One needs to differentiate infiltrators from refugees. Infiltrators hide their identity, refugees don't, says journalist Awadhesh Kumar.
#09:36 PM: India's stature today is so high that no country or the United Nations can dare poke its nose into India's internal affairs, says Awadhesh Kumar.
#09:40 PM: On being asked why AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan shared stage with Sharjeel Imam, Preeti Sharma Menon says 'even Yogi Adityanath was seen with Chinmayanand'.
#09:43 PM: Preeti Sharma Menon says the BJP has only two issues: propagating Hindu-Muslims agenda and circulating money.
#09:45 PM: When political parties have no answers, they try to divert the issue by giving all kinds of answers, concludes Deepak Chaurasia.