Granting permission to people to sit on an indefinite protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Beed district, Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court said that those protesting against any law cannot be called traitors, anti-nationals. Noting the order passed by the Additional District Magistrate against allowing protests in Maharashtra’s Beed, the division bench of Justices TV Nalavade and MG Sewlikar staled that the protestors can’t be quoted as anti-national only because they want to oppose one law.
It was on January 21st that the Bombay police refused to allow a group of protestors to sit on an indefinite protest in Majalgaon in Beed district. With even the magistrate not letting them to protest, the protestors had moved the High Court challenging the police and magistrate order. “It will be an act of protest and only against the government for the reason of CAA,” said the bench. The bench quashed the orders issued by police and the magistrate and called them illegal. On this note, the court refused to comment on the law as the constitutional validity of the CAA was being heard in the Supreme Court.