Hearing a petition filed on the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest, the Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on Delhi Police over the way on-going riots were handled in the Northeast Delhi. Expressing the dissatisfaction over the inflammatory speeches that provoke mobs, the bench of Justices Joseph and Sanjay Kishan Kaul remarked that Delhi Police failed to act professionally. However, refused to entertain pleas related to the riots over the new citizenship law.
“If I don’t react now, I won’t be discharging my duty. I have my loyalty towards this institution,” said Justice K.M. Joseph. The Justice then quoted the example of UK police saying- “If somebody makes inflammatory remarks, UK police swing into action. Instead of waiting for orders, Police should take the responsibility to bring situations under control when the city is at peril. The Court further postponed the hearing for March 23, stating that the environment is not conducive.