FIR Doesn’t Disclose Any Act Of Violence; Protests Happened All Over The Country: Madras High Court Quashes FIR Against CAA-NRC Protesters
While observing that the Petitioners had conducted peaceful demonstration/protest against the Amendment of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NRC (National Register Citizenship), the Madras High Court recently quashed the FIR led against two CAA-NRC Protesters.
The Bench of Justice J. Nisha Banu was hearing the petitions of Henri Tiphagne & Saathik Ali, who prayed before the Court to call for the entire records pertaining to the impugned First Information Report in Crime Number. 4 of 2020, and to quash the same as against the petitioners.
The Court delivered two different orders with similar findings and observed, “Though, there are prima facie materials to justify the registration of the First Information Report, I am of the view that its continuance is not warranted. This is because no untoward incident had taken place.