The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on Shaheen Bagh protesters and their lawyers who were vociferously defending the death of two infants recently at the newly formed ghetto. The top court took a suo moto cognizance of the issue and took up the case after National Bravery Award winner Zen Gunratan Sadavarte shot off a letter to the court saying that children must not be made a part of such protests as it was in gross violation of human rights and natural justice. The Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, took note of the incident after Zen Gunratan wrote to Chief Justice Bobde over a baby’s death.
“Can a four-month-old child go for the protest?” the Supreme Court asked, coming down heavily on the lawyers claiming to represent the mothers of the infants and infamous activist John Dayal. Two infants have so far lost their lives after their mothers took them on a daily trip to Shaheen Bagh to ‘save the Constitution’. The lawyers appearing for the circus at Shaheen Bagh also made some ludicrous arguments, saying that children had every right to protest as even Greta Thunberg was doing so since she was a minor. They also challenged the Supreme Courts taking up the matter on a suo-moto basis and said that the children participating in the protests were being called ‘Pakistani’ in their schools. The Chief Justice then told one of the lawyers not to make “irrelevant arguments”. “If someone makes irrelevant arguments, we will stop. This is court. We have the highest respect for motherhood,” the top court said. The court also added that it was not considering CAA-NRC during the hearing on the matter of child deaths. The apex court has issued notices to the Central and Delhi government seeking their response on the same. The court also issued notices to both these parties on the issue of Shaheen Bagh protesters blocking a crucial road in the national capital and was of the opinion that protests must be conducted at designated sites.
Shaheen Bagh has turned lethal for infants, with parents not feeling the slightest pain at losing their children forever, all for the sake of a daily wage and free Biryani. The parents of one of the deceased infant, however, have gone a step further to blame the government for the death of their child. The mother also added that it was the right of the infant to join the protests. If this isn’t already absurd enough, she also said that wherever the adults go, the child will be tagged along too. This tells us that there is not a grain of remorse in the hearts of these inhuman creatures about being directly involved in the death of their child. Many like them are treating children, who do not have the agency to make decisions for themselves, as mere expendable commodities.
With the Supreme Court now hammering Shaheen Bagh protesters for using children as fodder, it is yet to be seen whether the clowns undertake a course-correction, or continue to indiscriminately let babies suffer over a false cause.